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Dan Wallrath; Homebuilding Hero

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Dan Wallrath was just a regular guy, a home builder living in Texas with his wife Carol, until he finally found his true calling; it was then that Dan became a real life hero.

Although it was later in life when Dan first helped renovate a home for a wounded, and disabled, Marine; and after remodeling that first home, he felt called to do more. All around him were stories of disabled veterans who found it difficult to live in housing that was not designed for their needs. It was clear that these men were not getting the support they needed from the government who put them in the situation in the first place, so Wallrath started a nonprofit organization called ‘Operation Finally Home’. Not only does he build new custom homes, or remodel existing ones for vets, but the home is then given to the vet and his family – mortgage free!

Wallrath is an Air Force veteran who is intimately familiar with the sacrifices our men and women make while serving in the Military, and the lack of support they get when they come home, and he may not have felt he could solve the whole problem, but he knew he could do SOMETHING. When he started this project it was relatively small. Now, he is finding many who are donating their time, products, money and talent to bring much needed help to these vets. He and his team were recently featured on the TV show, ‘Extreme Makeover,’ with Ty Pennington and Kid Rock.

RealGoodNews would like to slaute Wallrath and his team for all their vision and efforts. Wallrath says only that, “I wish we could save everyone. So we save as many as we can.” Wallrath and his story just go to show how much difference one person can make, and that is certainly RealGoodNews!

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