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Temple veteran receives new home from Habitat for Humanity

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 22:46:33-04

A Temple veteran was given the keys to his new home on Wednesday.

The Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity dedicated the first of 26 homes to Marine veteran Dan Borst.

Two years ago, Borst was one of many homeless veterans living in Central Texas, but with the help of Habitat for Humanity and hours of hard work, he will own a home.

The Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity says the 26-home community for homeless and disabled veterans is the first of many and they’re happy to honor those who serve.

“We don’t provide handouts, we provide a hand up and there’s a lot of veterans out there. Whether they be a homeless veteran or, they just fell on hard times on the way out, transitioning. This is a fresh start. That’s all this is. We're giving them a hand up, we're here to guide them and it feels great,” said Ken Cates, CEO of Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity.

With donations of money, time and materials, the mortgage payments on the new homes will be around $500 a month, which is much lower than other homes of its size.

For more information on the organization projects or to volunteer, visit their website.

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