Dillon Erickson bringing his family home for Christmas
LAS VEGAS –Army veteran Dillon Erickson and his family will receive the ultimate holiday gift this year from Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition, through the donations of Nevada State Bank and the Harmon’s Heroes Foundation. Erickson will officially receive the keys to the Heroes Hand Up House on December 22, 2015 in a 1 p.m. ceremony to welcome the family home in time for Christmas. The public and media are invited to join in the house-warming at 403 Suzanne Court in Fernley, Nevada.
Erickson, a 23-year old Army veteran and current National Guard member, has had a big year. He and wife Vanessa welcomed twins in September and Erickson was honorably discharged in November. The struggle of a new family and changing careers has created new challenges Erickson is eager to resolve. The Heroes Hand Up House comes at the perfect time for this family to get back on its feet and gain some financial guidance for a secure future.
The Heroes Hand Up House was originally donated by Nevada State Bank to the Harmon’s Heroes Foundation, which found local non-profit, Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition, to receive the gift and find the perfect veteran guest. Since the original donation, Nevada State Bank donated additional funding and hired contractors to renovate the house and ensure the incoming guest would have an ideal homecoming.
“And now it’s time,” shared Terry Shirey, president and chief operating officer of Nevada State Bank. “It’s been a group effort, but we could not be happier to have a young veteran and his new family at home in time for Christmas. We’re proud to be a part of this program that honors the sacrifices made by our armed service members and to give one deserving young veteran that ‘hero hand up.’”
The Heroes Hand Up House is designed to give a veteran and family a year of rent-free housing along with financial literacy training, credit education and job placement assistance through the Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition.
“On behalf of the NNVC, I’m so excited to have our first deserving hero and his family as guests in our Heroes Hand Up House,” said Stephanie Arroyo, co-chair of the Heroes Hand Up House committee for Northern Nevada Veterans Coalition. “Thank you to Nevada State Bank for the donation of the home, the full remodel, and their support in this project.”
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