My family and I are still trying to process it all, this home and its location is perfect for my family. The home is close to a community college that offers the very courses I need to transition into my new civilian career of being a Nuclear Medicine Technician. We cannot even begin to thank everyone enough at Military Warriors Support Foundation and Wells Fargo for donating this home to us and just in time for Christmas! I also want to thank my Lord and my God for watching out for me and bringing me home from the war so I could continue being with my wife and my kids. My wife, Jacki, has been amazing through this process, she helped me submit all the paperwork and apply for this home and on December 24th we will celebrate 17 years of marriage. This home is a Christmas and Anniversary gift all in one.” shared Retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Clint Myatt. “We are still trying to process that this is even happening. We are truly blessed! Thank you all very much.”
Born and raised in Murray, Kentucky, Myatt joined the military in 2005 to serve his country and better support his family. He entered the Marine Corps that year and was first deployed to Iraq in 2007, and then to Afghanistan in 2010. It was during his second deployment on Dec. 28, 2010, that the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device. He was badly injured and medevacked by the British military. After several days in the hospital, Myatt was moved to the Wounded Warriors Recovery Center where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Myatt returned to take back his platoon a few weeks later and finished the deployment as planned. He then was deployed once more and, upon his return, was assigned to domestic posts before he retired in 2018.
“We are honored and excited to present Sgt. Myatt and his family with a home for the holidays,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, head of housing affordability philanthropy at Wells Fargo. “We hope this is just the beginning of wonderful memories this family will create in their home. Having a safe and affordable place to call home is an essential pathway for wellness, dignity, and economic opportunity, and we will continue to create opportunities for veteran families to have a sanctuary.”
Wells Fargo supports Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Home4WoundedHeroes program, which provides mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans and their families as well as financial mentorship to help ease the transition from military to civilian life. Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated more than 400 homes valued at over $60 million to support veterans and their families in all 50 states.
“On behalf of Military Warriors Support Foundation, we thank Wells Fargo for joining forces with us to award Retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Clint Myatt and his family with the best Christmas gift possible, their very own mortgage-free home,” said Ken Eakes, Executive Director for Military Warriors Support Foundation. “We are thrilled that our work together can continue helping more of our nation’s combat-wounded heroes and Gold Star families and making a difference for generations to come. Together, we can accomplish what we can only individually dream.”
Since 2010, Military Warriors Support Foundation has awarded nearly 900 mortgage-free homes through their Homes4WoundedHeroes and Homes4GoldStars program, and has assisted combat-wounded veterans, Gold Star Spouses, and their families in paying off over $22.8 million in personal debt through financial mentorship.
Since 2015, the Wells Fargo Foundation has provided more than $31 million in grants to support sustainable housing and homeownership for veterans. Additionally, Wells Fargo’s collaboration on NeighborhoodLIFT® with NeighborWorks America has resulted in helping veterans across the country achieve the dream of homeownership by providing down payment assistance grants. To date, over $7 million in grant assistance has been provided, resulting in more than 525 veterans purchasing a home.
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About Military Warriors Support Foundation
Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by LTG Leroy Sisco (Ret), in 2007. Their mission is to provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat-wounded heroes and Gold Star families. Their programs focus on housing and homeownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development. Through their programs, they have awarded nearly 900 mortgage-free homes and 100 payment-free vehicles to combat-wounded heroes, Gold Star spouses and their families in all 50 states. In addition to the home or vehicle, the families receive family and financial mentoring. For more information, visit MilitaryWarriors.org.
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