Florida wounded vet gets free home in Tarpon Springs

Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 17:55:20-04

Tim Palmer got out of the military years ago, but his service still impacts him to this day. He suffers from a leg injury he got while fighting in Iraq.

"Something exploded and it went through the top part of my thigh," said Palmer.

He's been renting near Orlando since 2009, but he's always wanted his own home. His wish was granted this week when the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Wells Fargo gave him the keys to a townhouse in Tarpon Springs.

"The house looks great and I couldn't ask for anything more," said Palmer.

Sally Farrell is a volunteer with the Military Warriors Support Foundation. She said the organization has given away about 700 homes to wounded veterans.

"They walk in and you realize, you just changed somebody's life, they are going to walk in that door and now this is home," said Farrell.

Palmer said he can't wait to get moved in and spend time with his dog and girlfriend. 

"It's a bit surreal, it's almost too good to be true," said Palmer.

The group gave five veterans across the state a free home this week.