HAWESVILLE, KY (WFIE) - Timothy Meserve has lived in Hawesville his whole life and recently retired from the Hawesville Volunteer Fire Department. "When I see an ambulance go out or the rescue truck or see a fire truck go by I wonder where they are headed. It's kind of a bitter sweet thing after 40 years," said Tim Meserve.
Meserve is trying to sell the house he grew up in. Since he is a retired firefighter he qualifies for Homes for Heroes, a national program that allows local realtors to give money back to first responders, veterans, military personal, teachers, and medical workers. The Homes for Heroes program came to Hancock County, Daviess County, and Ohio County two weeks ago. "Since I am a Homes for Heroes realtor affiliate I donate 25 percent of my commission back to the buyer or seller," said Justin Nugent a Hawesville realtor with Raymer Real Estate Services.
Under the Homes for Heroes program, 25 percent of the realtor's commission from selling Meserve's home will be deducted from Meserve's closing cost. The discount is a way for the realtor to thank Meserve for his years of service as a first responder with the Hawesville Volunteer Fire Department. "Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make. This is an opportunity to give back to that hero that puts his life on the line every time he is called out," said Nugent.