Disabled Army vet receives a new home in Speedway

An Army vet received a new home in Speedway Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — IndyCar drivers, their fans and local contractors worked for five days to give back to Frank Gazvoda. The disabled army veteran has two sons, 13-year-old Aric and 6-month-old Brennen. They will now call the town of Speedway home.

Their three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is located on Allison Avenue. It came complete with free furnishings, IndyCar swag and a view of the pagoda.

The Speedway Community Corporation acquired the property that was destined for rehabilitation.

The Christian non-profit organization The Fuller Center for Housing helped pick a recipient to offer what they said is a hand up not a handout.

The mortgage per month will be $400 at a fixed rate for 15 years. The money Gazvoda pays every month will then go toward building more homes for others in need.

“We have helped build 22 homes throughout Indiana. Three were built in Speedway within a two-year span,” Ron Fishers, with The Fuller Center for Housing, said.

Gazvoda is currently taking cyber security classes at Ivy Tech. He said this home will help his family start fresh without accruing a lot of dept.

“I’ve been unpacking boxes and putting pictures on the wall. It’s starting to sink in that this beautiful home belongs to me. I feel so blessed,” said Frank Gazvoda.

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