ST. CLAIR, Pa. - A veteran who survived the war in Iraq and Hurricane Maria has been given the gift of a lifetime.
Sgt. Vercio Wiley is the new owner of a free, seven-bedroom home in St. Clair, Schuylkill County.
Wiley was seriously injured while serving in Iraq. Then he, his wife, and their five children moved to Puerto Rico, but disaster struck with Hurricane Maria, and the family lost everything.
Wiley said times have been tough, but things are starting to look up.
Oh, I'm very excited, man. I can't believe it," Wiley told 69 News. "It's like hitting the lotto without playing, without spending money."
The home was donated by the Lancaster County-based We Agape You foundation. The nonprofit said it hopes to donate at least three homes by the end of the year.
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