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Madisonville Veteran Receives Habitat Home

A Nationwide program aimed to give back to Veterans, is helping a Madisonville Veteran and his family into their forever home

Posted: May 18, 2021 2:06 PM
Updated: May 18, 2021 4:57 PM

Jermonte Rushing served in the U.S Air Force for 7 years...and because of the time he spent protecting others, a Nationwide Organization is now paying it back.

"This is nothing in comparison to what he has done for our country," says Brandy Cook, General Manager at Best Choice Roofing.

The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project is a program that helps veterans Nationwide. They have partnered with Habitat for Humanity, and Best Choice Roofing to give this family a forever home.

"Ronald McDonald House and Children Norton's Hospital...That's where we've been residing at these last couple of months," says Rushing.

Just two months ago, the family had a baby girl.

"She was born at 23 weeks. She was born 1 pound and 3 ounces," says Rushing.

The family says their baby is now thriving. But after spending so much time in the hospital worrying and praying, they now have so much to look forward to. But little Yasmin Rushing, on the other hand, has something else in mind.

"I can finally get a dog," says Yasmin. She added she would like a Shih Tzu.

Officials with Habitat for Humanity say this is a unique build. They plan to finish the home in just seven days.

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