Memorial Day Newsletter
May 06 Newsletter
May is Armed Forces month, a time to make a special effort to recognize the men and women who protect our freedoms.
Your Donations Are Making A Difference
Here are just a few of the veterans who now have handicap accessible homes. We were able to complete these projects - thanks to you.
Sgt. Peter Damon - Massachusetts
View the Photo Album for SGT. Peter Damon's Home Building Project in Middleboro, MA
CPL. Bobby Isaacs - North Carolina
View the Photo Album for Bobby's Home Adaptation Project in North Carolina
ARMY PFC. Sam Ross, Jr. - Pennsylvania
View the Photo Album for Juan Beltran's Home Adaptation Project in Pico Rivera, CA
MSG Luis Rodriguez - Clarksville, TN
Homes For Our Troops also provided labor to assist in the build of Luis' new home, and the labor that worked as the talent for the design team.
Your Generosity In Action
We have projects underway across the country. One such project is for Army SPC. Kyle Burleson of Louisiana, a husband and father of two young children. SPC. Burleson of the 1st Cavalry Division was critically wounded in a firefight in Iraq while serving as a top gunner on a HMMWV. Kyle was shot in his left cheek and the bullet exited the back of his neck, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. When we heard that Kyle and his family were living in one bedroom of Kyle’s mother’s house, we were able to respond immediately and begin construction of their new home. Here are some pictures of Kyle, his wife and one of their daughters, and the construction work going on in Springhill, LA.
More Projects Underway
Jared, his wife Melanie and their 3 young boys will be settling in CT. They have just purchased land for
Cpl. Brian Johnston, USMC, from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Marine Division, was wounded November 8, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq, when the Amphibious Assault Vehicle he was riding in was hit by an IED. Brian lost his right leg and right arm in that attack.
Brian would like to settle in north-central Connecticut to live near friends who are there to provide support and encouragement during his recovery.
We will be either building Brian a home, or buying Brian a home and adapting it to meet his needs.
View Brian's Project Page to learn how you can contribute to help Brian and others like him live in homes to suit their unique needs.
HM3 Joe Dan "Doc" Worley, a Navy Corpsman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines in Iraq was wounded on September 17, 2004, while rushing to the aid of a wounded Marine. Joe-Dan lost his left leg to an IED and suffered five gun shot wounds to his right leg, leaving that leg severely damaged. Doc, his wife Angel and their baby Abigail have just moved to the Douglasville area, where they are renting an apartment while we adapt their new home.
View Joe Dan' Project Page to learn how you can contribute to help Joe Dan and others like him live in homes to suit their unique needs.
John and his family, who have already sacrificed so much for this country, deserve much better living conditions than this.
Homes for Our Troops will be building the Bennett's a new handicap accessible home.
View John's Project Page to learn how you can contribute to help John and others like him live in homes to suit their unique needs.
View the Photo Album of SSG John Bennett's Home Building Project
SGT Erick Edmundson is a member of the 172nd Stryker Brigade, 4th Squadron, 14th Cavlery, stationed out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
On October 2, 2005 the Stryker vehicle he was driving hit an IED (improvised explosive device). Erick sustained serious injuries and was eventually airlifted to Germany.
View Erick's Project Page to learn how you can contribute to help Erick and others like him live in homes to suit their unique needs.
SPC. James "Jimmy" Benoit - Wharton, New Jersey
With a buildable lot that Jimmy purchased from the borough of Wharton, Homes for Our Troops, along with the efforts of the mayor and councilmen of the borough in which Jimmy grew up, we will be working with local donors, businesses and contractors to build Jimmy a home to meet his needs.
View Jimmy's Project Page to learn how you can contribute to help Jimmy and others like him live in homes to suit their unique needs.
SPC. Pisey Tan lost both legs while serving in Iraq. Homes for Our Troops will be buidling SPC Pisey a house in partnership with the McKee Group, out of Philidelphia, PA.
View Pisey's Project Page to learn how you can contribute to help Pisey and others like him live in homes to suit their unique needs.
Army SGT Shawn Monroe - League City, TX
Homes for Our Troops will be providing a home in the Santa Fe, TX area for Shawn, his wife and 3 children.
View Shawn's Project Page to learn how you can contribute to help Shawn and others like him live in homes to suit their unique needs.
Marine Sgt. Christopher Fesmire was medically retired from the 1st Marine Division after an anti-tank mine left him a double above-the-knee amputee in October 2004.
Sgt. Fesmire lives in California and wants to live in Colorado. Homes for Our Troops will be providing Chris with a home suited to his needs.
View Chris's Project Page to learn how you can contribute to help Christopher and others like him live in homes to suit their unique needs.
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Watch the newest video right on our website!
View this heartwarming 30 minute documentary right on the home page of our website. http://www.homesforourtroops.org/
August 6, 2006 Nashua, NH
We will be raffling off a 2006 Harley-Davidson Custom FatBoy! Tickets are limited and will be available through our website and select locations! We will be sending out an email notification when raffle tickets are available.
Harley Raffle, Breakfast, BBQ, T-Shirt, Ride, and Concert all to benefit HFOT.
The 100's of riders who participated in this charity ride last year made it a huge success and we expect it to be even bigger this year!
We will be raffling off a unique Harley Davidson Fat Boy with the custom US Marine Corp detailing! More details and images to come!
NEW! Buy and Sell on ebay to Benefit Homes for Our Troops!
ebay Giving Works is the dedicated program for charity listings where you can sell items on ebay to support Homes for Our Troops!
Click here to learn how to sell your own items on ebay to benefit Homes for Our Troops. Step-by-step instructions on how to get started selling on ebay!
Visit the official Homes for Our Troops eBay Store and bid on donated items to support Homes for Our Troops!
More Veterans Need Your Help
Your donations have allowed us to complete or undertake 19 projects, but there are many more veterans needing
You are invited to check out our ALL NEW website! We've added features and functionality to keep you informed, engaged and coming back for more! View new website now!
In honor of Memorial Day we give you the opportunity to create your own Tribute or Memorial web page to honor a loved one and in your own words, ask others for donations to Homes for Our Troops in honor of the person you choose. Easy to use! Create your page Now!
For more information or to contribute, call 866-7-TROOPS or visit our website at http://www.homesforourtroops.org/.