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Home Sweet Homes provides home to Joplin man wounded in the Vietnam War

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A wounded warrior in Joplin will soon have a new place to call home, and that new home will be built free of charge.

Gerald and Karen Wilson moved to Joplin six-years ago. Gerald, wounded in the Vietnam War, has been turned down more than 40 times to buy a home due to credit scores.

When officials with the Home Sweet Homes program heard the story they decided to step in.

"Everybody needs help - the elderly and the wounded warriors are a demographic that there's not a lot out there for and this is one way that we are able to give back," says Marchella Claar of Home Sweet Homes.

"I'm still looking around, like, is this really happening?" says Gerald Wilson.  "It's just something that you can't explain."

Home Sweet Homes is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Joplin seniors and wounded warriors.


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