Veteran given keys to mortgage-free home

U.S. Army Cpl. Tramel Peterson speaks as his sister Army Sergeant First Class Demitra Jarrett listens during a ribbon cutting ceremony for her new, custom, mortgage-free home through Operation Finally,

U.S. Army veteran Sergeant Demitra Jarrett was ceremoniously handed keys to a home in the Woodforest subdivision Friday morning, an event usually kept private between family members. But Jarrett’s new home ownership was more of a cause for celebration than your typical house closing.

Hers was provided mortgage-free.

Jarrett is the most recent veteran recipient of a fully funded home provided by Operation Finally Home, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building homes for wounded, ill or injured veterans, and their families. She rolled into the subdivision Friday escorted by Patriot Guard Riders and was greeted by about 100 residents, builders, first responders, and others waving American flags and cheering as they welcomed her to the site of her custom-built,



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