Associated Press Release
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) -- Five military families will soon be moving into metro Atlanta homes that had been in foreclosure and were donated by a bank to a charity that helps former service members find housing.
The charity Operation Homefront surprised the five families with the announcement Saturday at an event in Stone Mountain. The houses were donated by Wells Fargo, which otherwise would have sold them at auction.
The houses are going to four Army soldiers and one Marine who were forced out of the military by injuries. Four of the families are returning home to Georgia from Texas, Alaska and California, and one family has been renting an apartment outside Atlanta.
In the past year, Operation Homefront has moved 110 military families into homes donated by banks with no mortgage to pay.