MIDDLEBURG, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - A Loudoun County couple is moving from their apartment to a beautiful farmhouse in Middleburg and it is all thanks to an organization helping wounded warriors start new lives in what we commonly refer to as "smart homes."
Marine Sergeant Rob Jones is a 33-year-old veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He lost both legs when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan nine years ago.
His new home is a gift of an organization called the Tunnel To Towers Foundation, which has built 75 homes — either delivered or in the process of being built all across the United States — mortgage-free for wounded warriors. Houses designed to make life easier for veterans with physical limitations.
If Sergeant Jones looks familiar, it's because he's made a name for himself with feats of strength and endurance — running 31 marathons in 31 days raising money for other wounded warriors.
Jones and his wife, Pamela Relph, a Paralympic gold-medal rower from Great Britain, will operate their new home and property as a fruit and vegetable farm.