CARRIERE, Miss.- Mother’s Day came early for mother of four and retired Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class, Julie Barcheers.
Barcheers received the keys to her new mortgage free home Thursday morning in Carriere. The newly renovated house was donated to her from Bank of America and the Military Warriors Support Foundation.
Barcheers is a mother of four and grandmother to 12. She joined the Navy Reserve and Army National Guard in 1979. During service in Iraq in 2008, Barcheers was injured during an attack on her unit. She also served in law enforcement as a reserve Patrol Deputy and Corrections Deputy/Dispatcher.
In addition to numerous military service awards, she received a Law Enforcement Purple Heart after an attack from an inmate that paralyzed part of her face. Barcheers’ personal motto is to “Overcome and Adapt.” This home donation will make for a special Mother’s Day and a fitting way to honor Barcheers’ sacrifices for our country.
Bank of America has donated over 1,000 properties to military service member families and first responders who were in need of homes. The bank thought this would originally be a three year program when they first started donating homes in August of 2012, but they plan to continue helping those in need after the three years is up. They work closely with MWSF and other nonprofit organizations.