By Richie Burke Contributor Published Aug 24, 2020 at 3:01 PM

Our military veterans give us so much, selflessly volunteering their precious time, energy and strength to serve our country. Yet, when they return home from service, they’re often left feeling underappreciated and have to face difficult hardships. Re-assimilating into normal life can be tough – whether it’s finding a fulfilling career, coping with PTSD or just readjusting their state of mind, veterans and their families often feel like they’re going about it alone.

That’s where Operation Finally Home (OFH) comes in. Operation Finally Home is a program that provides custom-built homes for veterans and their families, giving that home to them mortgage-free. The program was specifically created for veterans who had their time in service cut short because of injury. This uplifting gift to our heroes and their families is a fantastic way to show that they’re truly cared for when they return home.

On our latest episode of the Keeping It Local Podcast powered by First Federal Bank, we’ll talk to Michael Berry (VP of Treasury Management, First Federal Bank of Wisconsin) and David Belman (President, Belman Homes) about Operation Finally Home. You’ll learn about how OFH was started, the ways the community supports the program, the positive impacts it’s had on recipient families and more.

This past July, Operation Finally Home in Wisconsin honored Army Sergeant Daniel Cappo and his family by giving them their brand new mortgage-free home in Menomonee Falls! Check out the recap video from the event to learn more about the impact OFH and Belman Homes is making right here in our community.

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