PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers had one more big surprise Sunday.
They helped a local soldier realize her dream of owning a home.
Army Staff Sgt. Michelle Satterfield is a fourth generation soldier. She’s assigned to the 14th Quartermaster Detachment in Westmoreland County. She went to the Steelers game Sunday night to be honor as a part of the ATI Salute to Heroes.
But, minutes into the Sunday night tribute at Heinz Field, Satterfield realized something more was going on.
For starters, her brother was there, who is also an Army staff sergeant.
But, there was more. While standing on the field, members of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and several other organizations, presented the single mom of 12-year-old Hunter, the keys to a new home.
The modular home, which was built by McKeesport High School students will be moved to White Oak. The family should be able to move in by early April. It will be a smart house, fully operated by a smartphone or tablet.
“I’ve moved quite a bit throughout my life, so having a home. I mean, I feel very at home where I’m at now, but this is where I will be settling,” Staff Sgt. Satterfield said.
Staff Sgt. Satterfield has been deployed several times, the last time in 2009. She also participated in clean up relief for Hurricane Sandy. She was selected for this special presentation in large part because of her humanitarian efforts – going above and beyond.
“Staff Sgt. Satterfield decided to go back on her own, did collections here in the Pittsburgh area, loaded up a truck and went back with a couple of people to volunteer,” John Hodge, of Tunnel to Towers, said.