HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - Staff Sgt. Scott Feltz just finished his dignified career in the U.S. Army last week, having survived an RPG attack in Afghanistan and a major head injury. On Saturday, Feb. 28, SunTrust bank and the Military Warriors Support Foundation donated a house for his family so they can put down their roots now that Feltz is home where he belongs.
"It's our dream home. It's our dream home. I don't have to do anything," Feltz said.
Their new front yard was packed with people, new neighbors they met for the first time moved Feltz to tears. "I dont cry. This is huge," he said. "Community, it's what we wanted."
The family has never had a community like this before, With Feltz deployed three times, moving from base to base.
"This means everything for us," he said. "This means home. This means whenever I say, 'Baby let's go home,' we mean it."
But Emily Feltz said the biggest thing isn't just this beautiful house. It's the people who are now on their team. :All the people, it's just overwhelming," she said.
The home was awarded with no strings attached thanks to SunTrust and the Military Warriors Support Foundation.
"It's about thanking them for their gift to this nation, for our freedoms, and welcoming them home and giving them the opportunity to figure out what's next for them," said Andrea Dellinger with the Military Warriors Support Foundation.
In tough times, the Feltz family never lost hope for their future. And Scott Feltz certainly didn't lose his sense of humor.
"I haven't gone inside yet," he said.
On Saturday as he thanked the kindness of strangers, it was a grateful community, his new home, who thanked him.
Scott Feltz said it's a world of difference from the family's last 400 square foot loft, and they're looking forward to great schools and great grilling in their new backyard.