Daniel Cappo, his wife Jamie, and their three sons, Hayden, Daniel Jr., and baby Carter received the keys to their new home on July 11th in Menomonee Falls. Daniel served nearly 9 years in Iraq and Afghanistan. While serving he was severely injured from an IED blast and also while repairing a HUMVEE during a combat mission. “My back is really messed up. I’ve had back surgery, and I’ll need another one or two surgeries.” Added Cappo.
“This new home will provide the Cappo family a fresh start. Daniel can now spend time with his family and finish his degree without worrying about their home. His wife Jamie put her cosmetology career on hold to be Daniel’s caregiver.” Said David Belman, President of Belman Homes and Operation Finally Home builder. The home provided to the Cappo’s is mortgage-free.
“It’s a huge weight lifted off his shoulders and he’s certainly paid a price for it.” Added Molly Halliday, SVP of Marketing and Project Management for Operation Finally Home. This is the 176th home dedicated through Operation Finally Home around the country and 6th here in Wisconsin.
Construction on the home started back in November after Daniel was recommended to the program by previous Operation Finally Home in Wisconsin recipient Army Specialist Philip Olson. Daniel and his family are relocating to Wisconsin from Pennsylvania.
The family had not seen the home since it was framed up. The day began with the Cappo family escorted to their new home by their builder by a police and motorcycle motorcade. After passing under a massive 50’ flag hoisted above the home by Village of Menomonee Falls fire department, a brief ceremony was held. The family heard warm welcomes from Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, 22nd State Assembly member Janel Brandtjen, and Village of Menomonee Falls President Dave Glasgow. The Cappo family received the keys to their new home, cut the ribbon and went inside for the first time.
“As soon as we walked in, my wife started crying right off the bat. It’s everything we ever wanted and more” said Cappo.
“Over 70 companies stepped up to help with materials, labor, sponsorships, and donations to help make this project possible. I am grateful for everyone who has helped. This shows how incredibly supportive Wisconsin residents are of our veterans.” Said Belman.
Belman Homes has plans to start a 7th home in the Village of Waukesha in their new Subdivision Pebble Brook Hollow in 2021. Fundraising is still needed to build the project. To learn more about the organization or make a tax-deductible donation please visit www.operationfinallyhome.org