Author: Serge McConnell

27 Mar

Paralympian Marine vet is gifted a custom home

Veterans are special people.  They protect our home land, they fight for our country and they are the real super heros that provide us a home to live in on our countries’ soil.  But that’s not enough for Retired Marine Cpl, Like McDermott as noted in the following Fox News article:

Ret. Marine Cpl. Luke McDermott is currently in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. But when he comes home to the U.S. — with a gold medal in hand — he’ll return to land that will one day be his home.

That home, to be based in his home state of New York, is courtesy of Homes For Our Troops — a nonprofit charity organization based in Massachusetts. The group, which “builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide” for veterans who were “severely injured” in Iraq or Afghanistan after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is actually the key to “rebuilding their lives.”

“[Military veterans] are able to do so much more after receiving the home,” Teresa Verity, of Homes For Our Troops, told Fox News. She explained that with these custom-made homes, they no longer have “to deal with day-to-day stress.”

Rated “four stars” by Charity Navigator, Verity said the organization was created in 2004 with the mission to help rebuild the lives of veterans whose worlds have been turned upside down from injuries sustained while serving in combat.

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