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Injured vet receives new home, furnishings in Wilmington

(PHOTO: Joshua Sams/Youtube) (PHOTO: Joshua Sams/Youtube)
WILMINGTON, OH (FOX19) -

A local furniture company is helping to make an injured U.S. Marine veteran and his family feel more at home in Wilmington.

Morris Furniture Co., Inc and PNC Bank partnered to provide Joshua Sams with furniture for a new home, which will be delivered Monday. 

Sams, who served the United States in Afghanistan, was reportedly critically injured in an improvised explosive device blast. He suffered severe injuries to his legs, arms and pelvis. After he was flown to Germany, Sams was fitted with prosthetic legs and endured months of rehabilitation. 

He said that he plans to continue serving the U.S. by completing a criminal justice degree program that he started before entering the military. 

Sams received a newly constructed and handicapped-accessible home in Wilmington through the generosity of Homes for Our Troops. The organization builds new homes for injured veterans throughout the country. 

Morris Furniture stated that they will be delivering new home furnishings on Monday at 10 a.m. - just in time to get settled before Veteran's Day. 

“When we heard that this family was receiving a brand new home without furniture, we knew had to help them,” said Morris president and chief executive officer Larry Klaben. “It’s part of our company mission to ‘Make Homes Great,’ especially for someone who sacrificed so much for our country. I’m happy to welcome Josh into his new home and I honored to be able to help him furnish this beautiful new home.”

“Knowing for certain in a world of uncertainty that I would have a roof over my head brought peace of mind,” Sams shared on the Homes for Troops website.

VFW Huber Heights Memorial Post 3283 is assisting with this project. Commander Arthur (Butch) Hanson and Post Members reached out to members of our community to raise money for Sams. 

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Morris and PNC Bank stated that they asked the community to help by making a donation for Sams at a PNC Bank branch.

Morris Furniture Co., Inc. said they matched every dollar raised for Josh – which totaled nearly $6,800 after the account was closed in October, giving Sams almost $13,000 in new furniture.

The furniture will be provided from Morris Furniture Co., Inc. showrooms Morris Home Furnishings, Ashley Furniture HomeStore and the Better Sleep Shop. 

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