The veteran, who pre-qualified for the loan, had already paid for a home inspection and appraisal before being told he didn't qualify.
Barrett decided to form a nonprofit to help veterans who recently returned from America's wars in the Mideast as they seek to reintegrate into the civilian world and buy a home.
Barrett, a real estate broker and
That is an ambitious goal for a new nonprofit, which recently received 501(c3) status from the
Specifically, Heroes Welcome Home could help with the appraisal, building inspection, survey and associated closing costs.
"We don't have a whole lot of money," Barrett said, adding the organization held a couple of fundraisers, including a Heroes Night Out at the
"They were looking for a veteran-related group," Barrett said. "The ball just started rolling. We are hoping to sponsor some veterans who otherwise couldn't play."
All officers of Heroes Welcome Home are unpaid volunteers. To avoid any potential conflict of interest, none of the real estate agents at Barrett's company participate in the program.
For more information about Heroes Welcome Home and the golf tournament benefit, visit heroeswecomehomefl.com or email tbarrett67@ yahoo.com.
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