LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Dozens of community members came together Friday afternoon, to show their love and appreciation to a local military family, who are receiving a new home.The event was called the 'Notes of love'.It was held this afternoon in the future home of the Garcia family in southwest Lawton.At the Lawton Rangers Rodeo in August, the Garcia’s were surprised with a mortgage-free home courtesy of "Operation Finally Home".
The program offers free homes to American heroes who were wounded in action. Sergeant Garcia was left with a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a bullet in Iraq in 2006.
Friday, community members wrote notes on the walls of the house under construction.
The Garcia family later came out to read those messages, and called the whole experience a ‘blessing’.
They said, “We're at a loss of what to say. We're so grateful to everyone who has participated in this and to who has donated.”Once the home is complete, there will be a dedication ceremony.
The family should be able to move in to their new house before Christmas.
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