Sunday, May 18, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) – A local organization to help veterans in the CSRA is now getting national recognition.
"I went from like a cardboard box to now owning a home," said veteran William Wright.
He moved into a brand new home on Broad Street a few months ago and says that it’s still hard to believe.
"I was stuck under the illusion that I would never be able to do this," he said.
Now, the Augusta Warrior Project which helped Wright get that home is receiving traction nationally. Their model is now being used by the Wounded Warrior Foundation and still growing.
"It's like God just put them in my life and it's been up going from there," Wright said.
AWP has helped hundreds of veterans just like Wright. In the past year they've housed 96 formerly homeless veterans, found work for 169 who were unemployed and helped 555 get back in school.
"If they did this world-wide the world would be a better place," he said