• Brevard County veteran given mortgage-free home

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    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Santa came a little early for a Brevard County veteran thanks to an organization on a mission to provide homes for disabled Floridians.

    Robert Slezak, who suffers from a brain injury, served his country on the Air Force as a medic for four years.

    ServiceSource, a nonprofit organization, honored him with a mortgage-free condo, moving him from renter to owner.

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    “I’m blessed. Uncle Sam does do good things with veterans, other than sending us off to do whatever. It’s been a blessing, I mean, it’s the ultimate Christmas present. I never thought in all my mind, I’d end up with something like this,” said Slezak.

    A team of 60 volunteers from Brevard County Home Depot stores took care of the renovations for the condo at Crestview Villas.

    Slezak’s neighbors nominated him for the home because of the help he’s given to others in the community.

    The goal for ServiceSource was to impact what was once a troubled housing community and Slezak’s life as well.

    “It’s one of the highest populations of veterans with disabilities anywhere in the country. And what we try to do it make sure they have access to affordable, accessible housing,” said Frank Delucia of Service Source.

    Four other veterans at the complex also received renovations to their homes.

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