A Pensacola veteran has been gifted a mortgage free home on behalf of Building Homes for Heroes.

Sgt. Mathew Rumple served in the Army for over 20 years and today he was given the home during a ceremony. He says his wife, daughter and grandaughter will all be living in the house.

Rumple says having the home takes away a huge burden on his life. He says it can be hard to keep your family together when you’re serving in the military, the new home will help do that.

Building Homes for Hereos gives about 30 homes each year to veterans across the country.