Making a Difference for Our Injured War Heroes

Filed in NAHB Cares by on May 21, 2018 0 Comments

Marine Sgt. Hubert Gonzales and his family at the site of their future home, built through the support of Homes For Our Troops. 

Whether it’s giving back to local communities, helping to house the homeless, or assisting families in need after disaster strikes, home builders are taking selfless acts every day to make a difference in communities across the land.

Builders interested in helping our nation’s injured veterans and their families can team up with Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans.

Most of these veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including amputations and spinal cord injuries, and these homes enable them to focus on their recovery and rebuilding their lives.

“We pay our builders and our contractors,” said Patty Catalano, director of executive engagement for Homes For Our Troops. “If they want to make a donation of supplies or donate a portion of their profit, that is up to them. Our aim is to provide a top-notch quality custom build that will serve as the veterans’ home forever.”

Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to Homes For Our Troops have gone directly to its program services supporting veterans. In all, the non-profit has built more than 250 homes in 42 states.

The organization currently has 95 active projects underway and more than 100 injured veterans who anxious await the opportunity to have a home that will help restore some of their freedom and independence they sacrificed while defending our country.

“If we can get builders who can champion our cause in the communities where we are building, that in turn advances our mission and helps garner more funds to get veterans off the waiting list and into specially adapted homes,” said Catalano.

View a list of active projects across the nation.

Builders and HBAs who are interested in building a custom home for an injured veteran, lending a helping hand or learning more about Homes For Our Troops should contact Patty Catalano at 508-967-9012.

 

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