Senator Heinrich observes as decorated Army and Marine veteran Joey Campbell cuts the ribbon with his family at a ribbon cutting ceremony at his home this morning. (Photo courtesy Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Today, at the home of decorated Army and Marine veteran Joey Campbell, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined representatives from Kirtland Federal Credit Union and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas at a ribbon cutting for the first Housing Assistance for Veterans (HAVEN) grant distributed in New Mexico.
"Few sacrifices are as selfless as those our military service men and women make in defense of our country," said Sen. Heinrich. "It is a privilege to recognize Mr. Campbell's immeasurable service as the first HAVEN recipient in New Mexico. By making these funds available through the HAVEN grant program, Kirtland Federal Credit Union and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas are strengthening our community and honoring the courage, bravery, and determination of our veterans that drive each of us to be better servants of our cherished America."
Campbell was awarded a $7,500 HAVEN grant from Kirtland Federal Credit Union and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, and Kirtland Federal Credit Union awarded an additional $6,600 in funds to replace the worn carpeting throughout his home with hardwood floors. Campbell is a disabled veteran and had trouble traversing the old carpet. The smooth, hardwood floors provide a safer living environment.
HAVEN provides grants up to $7,500 to support necessary home modifications for the homes of veterans and active duty service members who have been disabled in the line of duty since September 11, 2001.
Campbell is a U.S. Marine and U.S. Army veteran and served on seven combat deployments, including invasions into Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. He has been awarded two Bronze Star Medals.