Cedar Falls veteran gets money for new home

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Falls Navy veteran who lost his legs, an arm, and a hand in Afghanistan is getting a $200,000 grant to build a new home.

Veterans United Foundation, the charitable arm of Veterans Home United Loans, says it is giving Taylor Morris the money as part of its annual “Home for A Hero Grant” program.

Morris was injured by an improvised explosive device in May 2012.

The grant will help build a hi-tech “smart home” in Cedar Falls for Morris and his girlfriend Danielle Kelly.

In addition, actor and musician Gary Sinise is performing a benefit concert for Morris on Aug. 3 at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls.

Sinise has a foundation that helps build smart homes for seriously injured soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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