Rebuilding Together Helps a Deserving Vet and His Family
Rebuilding Together Helps a Deserving Vet and His Family:
In his application for a new home, a young veteran named Zahid wrote that owning his own home would mean that he would finally be able to fully provide for his family. “It’s my way of showing them my love and appreciation for everything they do to help as a wounded veteran.”
In 2007 at the age of 19, Zahid joined the United States Marine Corps. While stationed in Japan he was deployed to South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand. In 2010, while stationed in Camp Lejeune, N.C., he was deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan. After four and a half years of active service, Zahid was honorably discharged with the rank of Lance Corporal.
Since returning to civilian life Zahid, his wife Stephanie and their young son Noé have enjoyed living in Arizona for the past two and a half years. Zahid is working to obtain an associate’s degree in fire science from Phoenix College. This first step will help move him forward toward the goal of becoming a fire investigator. Stephanie works in the hospitality industry and is exploring opportunities to further her career.
Zahid is honored to be selected for this project and is thrilled to finally be able to have a home of his own. “My excitement is just for them,” said Zahid. “For my son to actually have a home and to be able to provide for my family.” Zahid grew up sharing a bedroom with his siblings, often sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag. “As a child I didn’t have a house. Now that I am a father, it is very important to me to give my son a better future by providing him with what I never had.”
About Rebuilding Together www.RebuildingTogether.org Their mission is to help transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities.
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