Homes for Our Troops to Present Severely Injured Arkansas Soldier with Keys to New Home
CLARKSVILLE, Ark., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Homes for Our Troops (www.homesforourtroops.org), a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will present keys Friday, May 18, 2012 to Army Sergeant Marco Robledo.
Sergeant Robledo was on his first deployment when he was left a double amputee after an IED explosion in Taji, Iraq in May 2007. The new specially adapted home, which goes beyond ADA compliance, features open floor plans, automatic door openers, hard-surfaced floors, a roll-in shower, roll-under cooktop, sinks, and more; it will allow him to live with more freedom and independence.
“The Key Ceremony for Marco Robledo is an opportunity for us all to say thanks and show our appreciation for his service to our Nation,” said Ken Preston, President of Homes for Our Troops. “Homes for Our Troops is proud to give Marco the freedom and independence he deserves in life as we welcome this brave Soldier into his new home.”
Who: SGT Marco Robledo
What: Key Ceremony for SGT Marco Robledo
When: Friday, May 18, 2012, 5:30 p.m.. – Key presentation followed by home tour
Where: 412 Wolfs Glen Lane, Clarksville, AR 78230
About Homes for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded by John Gonsalves in 2004. Homes for Our Troops’ mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors. Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator.
SOURCE Homes for Our Troops