NAHB Makes Homes ‘Smart’ for Wounded Vets

Filed in Leadership, NAHB Cares by on February 5, 2018 0 Comments

Recipients signed thank-you photo “cards” to NAHB members.

Five severely wounded veterans and their families moved into new homes this year thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation, its partners and donors.

And all five homes have been specially adapted to provide more independence for each injured soldier, including smart-home technology controlled by iPads donated by NAHB.

“I’m proud to honor those who served our country and protected our freedoms,” said NAHB chairman Randy Noel. “No gift can make up for the sacrifices these brave men made, but each tablet – and the technology each provides, come with the heartfelt thanks of all our members.”

In a letter to NAHB, Rosie Babin, the mother of wounded vet Alan Babin, explained how even small aspects of the new technology have made a big difference to her son – like not having to call on his parents to open window shades or turn off lights.

“For 15 years, someone other than Alan has performed every task related to his environment and personal care. Now he has control. This is huge.

NAHB members throughout the Federation contribute time and funding to a number of charitable projects in their communities and nationwide. Charities and non-profits, particularly housing related, interested in working with HBAs across the nation can complete this form.

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