A Springdale veteran received the surprise of a lifetime Friday night.
Building Homes for Heroes gave the gift of a brand new, mortgage-free home to double amputee U.S. Army Specialist Scotty West.
It was part of military appreciation night at Arvest Ballpark during the Naturals game.
West lost both his legs in an IED explosion while serving in Iraq.
In recognition of his service, west is getting a brand new, mortgage free home.
West has been awarded multiple awards for his service, including three Purple Hearts and an Army Good Conduct medal. He also got to throw out the first pitch at Friday’s game.
“Being able to have a home that I can wheel around in a wheelchair, and obviously it’d be for life as well,” West said. “You know, I may not be in a wheelchair everyday now, but in 10 years from now there’s no telling that it might be an everyday thing. So… ADA you know equipped home to where I won’t have to worry about that in the future.”
Since 2006, building homes for heroes has given homes and new opportunities to nearly 200 families across the nation.