JENKS — Bank of America and the Military Warriors Support Foundation have given a home to a Jenks couple.
Staff Sgt. Adam Beyard, a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, his wife, Lynett, also a veteran, and their three children accepted the house at a ceremony earlier this week.
Beyard joined the Army in 2004 and served nine years. In 2011, he was deployed to Afghanistan where he was injured by a grenade. He also served in Iraq. Beyard earned multiple distinctions including the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge and Army Commendation Medal.
Beyard said he and family are happy to have a house to call home and a place to heal. The Beyards are expecting their first daughter in May.
“It is hard to find the words for this honor. We are grateful,” he said. “I know so many other veterans who are worthy of this honor and I want to encourage more to log on to the Military Warriors Support Foundation website and learn about opportunities like this one.”
The website is www.MilitaryWarriors.org.
Jamie Ahdunko, consumer market manager for Bank of America in Tulsa, presented the Beyards with the keys to their home on Monday.
“I am very fortunate to be part of an organization that is so deeply committed to supporting our military, and we truly value the partnership we have with the Military Warrior Support Foundation,” Ahdunko said.
Bank of America has pledged to make up to 1,000 foreclosed homes available nationwide through property donations to military veteran-support charities and other nonprofit, community-based organizations. For more information, go to www.bankofamerica.com/militarysupport.