Homes for Our Troops to Host Two-Day Build Brigade to Start New Home in North Tonawanda for Severely Injured Veteran
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y., July 23, 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 two-day Build Brigade in North Tonawanda, NY on July 27-28, to begin construction of a home for Marine Corporal Paul Schaus.
The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, July 27 at 8:30 a.m. Following the opening event, volunteers will work together to raise the home’s first wall. The goal of the two-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 Schaus with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
While on his second deployment, Marine Corporal Paul Schaus was left a double amputee after stepping on a landmine during a firefight with insurgents in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on June 5, 2009. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs, providing him with more freedom and independence.
“You think that people like me are the heroes, but it’s people like you who keep our men and women going,” said Schaus. “Just knowing that you care about us, not only while we are over there but when we come home, is huge … thank you.”
For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.homesforourtroops.org/schaus
WHO: Marine Cpl Paul Schaus
Full bio: www.homesforourtroops.org/schaus
WHEN: Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2012
Continuing Saturday July 28, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 1547 Sherwood Ave, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
CONTACT: Jennifer Fiorentino, Homes for Our Troops (508) 823-3300 x240
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