SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A local retired veteran received a special gift Tuesday morning in Lackawanna County.
Retired Lance Corporal Nate Terzano and his family were honored as they received the keys to their new home in Scranton. PNC Bank partnered with the non-profit charity, Military Warriors Support Foundation, to provide the Terzano family with this gift.
“I’m absolutely speechless. Like that woman said, ‘why me?’. I do have that question because there are a lot of other vets out there still going through really hard times,” said Nate Terzano, retired U.S. Marine LCPL.
The ceremony included a posting of the flags, a blessing of the home, along a performance by Dave Bray USA.
“It’s great that there’s people out there that care about our veterans like they do about me and my wife and all my friends,” Nate said.
As Nate and his wife Jess took the kids through the house, they fell in love with every corner from head to toe.
“We are all well beyond excited about what we saw when we opened the door,” said Jess.
From one room to another, the Terzano family says they can’t wait to call this place home.
“This time we get to move and stay for a while and get some roots. So, it means a lot for us,” Jess said.
“I’m just so blessed to have it and that my family is good now. Everything’s going to be good,” said Nate.
This is the first home PNC bank has donated in Northeastern Pennsylvania. However, this is the fifth year the bank has worked with the Military Warriors Support Foundation to donate a home to a deserving veteran.