Country music star Kix Brooks changed the course of the lives of two combat veterans and their families, announcing that the soldiers will receive custom built homes from the non-profit organization Operation Finally Home.
Brooks made the announcement from the Sunday night CMA Music Festival concert at LP Field.
Air Force Combat Controller Staff Sergeant Luke Van Dorston will receive a home in Thompsons Station, Tenn., and U.S. Army Sgt. Ronny Wiley will receive a home in Charlotte, N.C.
Both builds are part of an Operation Finally Home partnership with American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks and LP Building Products to build six homes for deserving veterans across the United States in the next two years.
Franklin, Tenn.-based Carbine & Associates will construct the Van Dorston home, and Classica Homes in Charlotte will build the Wiley home.
“I cannot tell you how moving it is to watch the faces of American heroes and their families as they learn that they no longer have to worry or struggle to have a home,” said Kix Brooks. “There’s no greater feeling than being a part of an effort to honor our military veterans.”
“LP is proud to provide materials for the homes for these two heroes,” said Rick Olszewski, executive VP sales and marketing. “We are especially excited to be a part of these two builds alongside our customers Carbine and Associates and Classica Homes and Nashville’s American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.”