Homes for Our Troops to Host Two-Day Build Brigade to Start New West Point Home for Severely Injured Veteran
WEST POINT, Utah, Feb. 6, 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 West Point, UT February 10-11 to begin construction of a home for Army Specialist Isaac Jensen.
The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, February 10 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, and roof the house and install windows and doors. Exterior masonry as well as interior and finishing work will be completed in the following months. The home will provide maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Specialist Jensen, a combat medic on his first military deployment, lost both of his legs and suffered a severe arm injury including irreversible nerve damage to his left arm when two one-hundred pound bombs detonated within close range in Malalah, Iraq.
“What Homes for Our Troops is doing is awesome! Giving injured military and their families the opportunity to own a home that is handicapped accessible will make the transition to civilian life that much easier,” said Jensen. “I will be able to focus on my family and school … I cannot express my gratitude for this great gift.”
WHO: Army SPC Isaac Jensen
Full bio: www.homesforourtroops.org/jensen
WHEN: Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, February 10, 2012
Construction continues Saturday, February 11, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 4678 West 1650 North, West Point, UT
NOTE: Those interested in participating can visit the website at
www.homesforourtroops.org/jensen. All volunteers must pre register to be considered.
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