After surprising U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Josh Ferguson and his family with the news that they were receiving a mortgage-free home during an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry last year, country star Craig Morgan reunited with the family at the dedication of their brand-new, custom-built home on Thursday (Dec. 19).
Morgan was joined by Taya Kyle, New York Times bestselling author and widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, to hand over the keys to their new home in Charlotte, Tenn., which was made possible by Operation FINALLY HOME, Building Solutions by Spann, LLC, Christian Broadcast Network’s (CBN) Helping the Home Front and the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee (HBAMT).
“To be involved in something like this is truly humbling,” said U.S. Army veteran, country music entertainer and Operation FINALLY HOME ambassador Craig Morgan. “People don’t realize what an incredible impact this will have on the family. They won’t have to worry about a roof over their heads, heat or their kids being taken care of. It’s an honor to have been involved in this project.”
U.S. Army SFC Josh Ferguson was injured during a deployment in Iraq after his vehicle was struck by an improved explosive device (IED). According to a press release, he sustained several injuries, which left him with an above the knee amputation, shrapnel pitted over his body, a surgically repaired leg, deteriorated hips, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and more.
“It’s incredible to be part of these events and to see the community come together to provide a foundation of hope and security for those who have served us so selflessly,” said Rusty Carroll, Operation FINALLY HOME executive director. “From the build team to all of the volunteers, the Ferguson project has certainly brought this community together. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to honor Josh and his family for their sacrifice.”
The Ferguson family’s new home came fully furnished and decorated for Christmas, just in time for the holidays.