Homes for Our Troops to Host Three-Day Build Brigade to Start New Home in Temple for Severely Injured Veteran
Drews-Hunt Builders and the community of Temple come together for Marine Staff Sergeant Jack Pierce and his family
TEMPLE, Texas, June 11, 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 hold a three-day build brigade in Temple, TX, on June 15-17, to begin construction of a home for Marine Staff Sergeant Jack Pierce.
The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m. Following the opening event, volunteers will work together to raise the home’s first wall. The goal of the three-day build is to frame, side, and roof the house and install windows and doors. Interior and finishing work will be completed in the following months. The home will provide Pierce with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Pierce was on his third deployment when he was left paralyzed after his vehicle drove over a 300 pound bomb in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on January 9th, 2010.
Pierce said he is looking forward to living in a specially adapted home where he can use his wheelchair without worrying about not being able to access all areas independently. His current apartment is not wheelchair accessible and it is difficult to do even the simplest of things like laundry or making coffee.
For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.homesforourtroops.org/pierce
WHO: Marine Staff Sergeant Jack Pierce
Full bio: www.homesforourtroops.org/pierce
WHEN: Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, June 15, 2012
Construction continues Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Lot 14 Key Wish Drive, Temple, TX
About Homes for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass., founded 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