Homes For Our Troops – Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives
Homes For Our Troops ( HFOTUSA ) is breaking ground on a new custom home for U.S. Army Veteran SGT Brian Roberts, on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 11:00am local time, in Prescott Valley, AZ. The Homes For Our Troops Mission is “To build specially adapted homes for severely injured Veterans nationwide to enable them to rebuild their lives.”
We think this is an outstanding mission. Homes For Our Troops is building hundreds of these custom homes for our Veterans across the country! Since its inception in 2004, over 90 percent of donations to Homes for Our Troop has gone to directly support Veterans.
Guidance Aviation supports this endeavor and is proud to share this event with others. Join other community members as Homes for Our Troops pairs with the Prescott Valley community to break ground for this new, custom home, specialized to meet the needs of our wounded warrior. This is a chance to learn how you, your family, your company and friends can support this project throughout construction! Please RSVP HERE.
About Army SGT Brian Roberts
“On March 22, 2010, while returning from a convoy mission in Afghanistan’s South Helmand Province on his second deployment, Army SGT Brian Roberts suffered extensive pelvic, spinal cord and internal injuries when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED). SGT Roberts was riding in the commander’s hatch of an armored (Stryker) vehicle when it was destroyed. He recalls being unable to exit the vehicle and hearing a piercing buzzing and ringing in his ears and then the driver and medics pulling him out and working on his injuries. His next memory is waking up at Walter Reed Medical Center with his father and brother by his bedside seven days later.
SGT Roberts underwent several surgeries following his injury, including the eventual amputation of his left leg below the knee by doctors at the Brook Army Medical Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio.
Now medically retired, Brian continues to recover from residual nerve damage and internal injuries. He looks forward to receiving a specially adapted mortgage-free home that will afford him the opportunity to stay at home and help his wife Sharon launch her new ceramic business. Brian and Sharon are currently working on becoming certified SCUBA divers.
The couple’s six children, three of whom are still living at home, are grateful that Brian will be able to focus on his healing and no longer worry about where he will live while he is under hospital care. Living in the new home will help him and his family live by their favorite quote: “Home is where the love resides, where memories are created, friends are always welcome and laughter never ends.” ” [Source: Homes For Our Troops–About Brian Roberts ]
Watch Brian Roberts Tell His Story
Find out more about fundraising opportunities! For more information contact Community Outreach Coordinator Gina Colon at [email protected]
How You Can Help
• VOLUNTEER your time and/or materials. Go to www.hfotusa.org/BRoberts
• MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION at www.hfotusa.org/donate
• HOLD A FUNDRAISING EVENT – www.hfotusa.org/fundraise
• Follow HFOTUSA on Facebook. SPREAD THE WORD about our important mission.
The majority of the info in this article was taken directly from the Homes For Our Troops Website. Please join us in spreading the word on this outstanding organization!