Military Family Receives Home Makeover | VideoJessica Roose | 11/20/2012
One home in each state. That`s the goal Benjamin Moore set to give thanks to those who have been wounded while serving our country. In North Dakota, the Sigl family was chosen. Mom previously served and Dad, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Sigl, continues to, despite an injury in July 2003.
"We were attacked by six to eight mortars and one of the mortars, the shrapnel from it, went off and it went into his shoulder," said his wife Tonya Sigl.
He`s since recovered from that attack and received a Purple Heart for his service. But the paint company wanted to do more.
"With Advanced Coatings, the painter, House of Color and Benjamin Moore, we`ve transformed the entire house over the course of three days. So it`s exciting for us but it`s more of a giving back to the Sigl family," said Jeffrey Kirk with Benjamin Moore.
With the help of a personal color consultant, the family got to pick out exactly how they want the house to look. And while Toyna says it`s been a little stressful to do while her husband is away on training, she says it`s been an amazing experience.
"We are very thankful for everything that everyone has given us because you always think that someone else deserves it more than you. And it`s just such a blessing, especially this time of year. And then with my husband being gone, it`s just wonderful," she said.
Dad will get to join the family just in time for Thanksgiving and see the transformation. By Christmas, the company says it will have completed ten homes. The next stops are New Mexico and New Hampshire.