Homes for Our Troops to Host Two-Day Build Brigade to Start New Home in Saint Augustine for Severely Injured Veteran
SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homes for Our Troops (www.homesforourtroops.org), a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will hold a two-day Build Brigade in Saint Augustine, FL on August 10-11, to begin construction of a home for Marine Gunnery Sergeant John Hayes.
The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, August 10 at 8:30 a.m. Following the opening event, the veteran and family members, HFOT representatives, and selected invited guests will work together to raise the home's first wall. The goal of the two-day build is to frame, side, and roof the house and install windows and doors. Interior and finishing work will be completed in the following months. The home will provide Hayes with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
While on his fourth deployment, Hayes suffered the loss of both his legs and suffered life-threatening injuries after stepping on an IED in Sangin, Afghanistan on December 28, 2010. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs, providing him with more freedom and independence.
"Despite the daily challenges I face, I know my home will not be an obstacle in my recovery," said Hayes. "Thank you for ensuring my family's livelihood by providing us with this gift."
For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.homesforourtroops.org/hayes.
WHO: Marine GySgt John Hayes
Full bio: www.homesforourtroops.org/hayes
WHEN: Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012
Continuing Saturday August 11, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 218 Honey Branch Lane St. Augustine, FL
CONTACT: Jennifer Reed, Homes for Our Troops (508) 823-3300 x240
About Homes for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded in 2004. Homes for Our Troops' mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors. Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator.
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