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Kid Rock, Veteran Charity, Surprise Injured Michigan Vet With New House

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Kid Rock surprised an injured Afghan and his wife with the good news they would be getting a mortgage free home Saturday thanks to a vet's charity and a local home-building company.
Kid Rock surprised an injured Afghan and his wife with the good news they would be getting a mortgage free home Saturday thanks to a vet's charity and a local home-building company.

Kid Rock gave an injured Afghan vet a welcome home he'll never forget this past weekend.

Army Sgt. Davin Dumar and his wife found out they would be getting mortgage-free home Saturday, after being surprised while house-shopping by Rock and representatives of the veteran's charity Operation Finally Home and the Pulte Group, a home building company, according to the Detroit News.

The Michigan rocker gave the news to the couple while they were checking out their future abode, a 2,600-square-foot colonial model home in Macomb Twp., Mich., according to the Daily Tribune.

“First of all, welcome home,” said Rock, who was quoted in the Tribune. “You are going to receive a fully furnished home, top to bottom. Thank you for your service.”

Dumar, who has been with the army since 2005, lost his leg while serving with the 1-25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan last year. He corresponded with his future wife while overseas. They later married at the chapel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center while he healed from his combat injuries. Dumar was released from Walter Reed Friday.

Rock persuaded the Texas-based charity Operation Finally Home, which has built homes for 50 vets in 11 states, to bring the project to Michigan, according to the Detroit News.

Pulte Group, which is based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. is donating the cost of the home's construction and should have the project completed by the end of 2012, according to the Daily Tribune.

Rock has a long track record of donating his time and money to Michigan causes. Last week, his charity, The Kid Rock Foundation, donated $250,000 to the Detroit Historical Society to create a interactive music lab celebrating Detroit's musical history.

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