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Navy Veteran Gifted Rent-Free Home

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Navy veteran David Kane and his family | Image by Josh Carter/The Dallas Express

Wednesday was nothing but smiles as Pillsbury and Operation Homefront presented Navy veteran David Kane and his family with the keys to their new rent-free home.

The Kane family opened the door to their new home in Crowley in a state of disbelief and gratitude.

“Words can’t even describe what it feels like to have this opportunity,” said David Kane, a 17-year veteran of the Navy, speaking to The Dallas Express. “Thank you is not enough.”

The Kanes will be moving into the same neighborhood as three other Pillsbury-sponsored veteran families.

Through the Pillsbury and Operation Homefront partnership, families such as the Kanes are able to transition steadily back into civilian life and better prepare themselves financially for the road to come.

“My heart is filled with gratitude. The love I have for both organizations is overwhelming. Their support in this time when we need it most in this transition is something I’ll never forget,” said Amanda Kane.

“What they’ve done for us and others is unlike anything I have ever received in my life,” she added.

Among the people to greet the Kanes in their new home was Rudy Laco, a retired Navy captain and board member of USS Fort Worth Support Committee.

“When I met the Kane family, they were awesome,” said Laco, speaking to The Dallas Express.

The mission of the USS Fort Worth Support Committee is to provide the men and women who serve aboard the ship with opportunities and support that shows the spirit of Fort Worth while recognizing outstanding service.

The Support Committee also aims to spread awareness of the USS Fort Worth and the military in general within the greater Fort Worth area.

Military families face many hardships, oftentimes separated from loved ones for months on end due to deployment to different countries.

With their new transitional home, the Kanes will be able to meet all of their goals and more.

David and Amanda chose North Texas as the best place for their 5-year-old son, Andrew, who has spina bifida.

With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a two-car garage, and wheelchair access for their son Andrew, the Kanes found a home that suits all of the family’s needs.

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