Veteran No Longer Homeless

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

FRANKLIN, W.Va. (WHSV) -- A homeless veteran finally received the help he needed.

"I will probably sleep in my car like I did last night," said David Artist who was looking for a home last week.

Tuesday he had a whole new answer.

"I'm going to sleep in my home," said Artist who is also a former veteran.

Artist now has a new loft. In addition, his home will also be equipped with a refrigerator, washer, dryer, stove top and it will also be fully handicap accessible.

All these things are thanks to a generous donation from the 'Almost Heaven' Habitat for Humanity in Franklin, West Virginia.

"We gave him a call and said if you'd like to come over and take a look. At least on a short-term basis, he can live here at no cost to him," said Michelle Connor, the CEO of Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity.

"It really feels fantastic, I can't imagine four days ago I was evicted from my home," said Artist.

That eviction caused him to have to live out of his car and most recently a shelter in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

"We have enough resources in our country to house every homeless individual. We currently just lack the will to do it," said Connor.

"God doesn't close one door without opening another, and he did this one pretty fast," said Artist.

If you are a homeless veteran looking for a place to stay, 'Almost Heaven' Habitat for Humanity is in the process of building three new units that could be yours.

Through the Habitat for Humanity program, Artist will have the option to purchase and keep the home after a few months.

It will only cost him a $160 per month.

The number for 'Almost Heaven' Habitat for Humanity is 304-358-7642.

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