Disabled Veterans Receive New Homes

I hope each and every one of you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend and you were able to contemplate the meaning of the holiday and feel true gratitude for our veterans! I have a heart-warming story to share with you from realtor.com about the amazing lengths that some folks have gone to in order to show their gratitude for our service men and women’s sacrifice. Army Sgt. Nicholas Mendes became partially paralyzed by an explosive device rigged to his vehicle. Living in his old rental home in Murrieta, California was extremely difficult. It was nearly impossible for him to navigate around all the halls and doorways so he was basically confined to two rooms. Bathing sometimes took over an hour since the tub was not designed for his particular handicap. But everything changed last May when Homes for Our Troops came into the picture!

Last May, Mendes was gifted an amazing four-bedroom home mortgage-free which has been built to work perfectly for all of his limitations, making life so much more enjoyable. He has control of the lights, the doors, and the windows. And with the upgrades to his bathroom, it only takes him 15 minutes to shower now.

Homes for Our Troops has built or remodeled 230 homes since it started in 2004 and currently has another 80 projects underway. Bill Ivey, the executive director and a retired U.S. Army infantryman, says, “We see ourselves as a vehicle for the American people to repay the debt we owe these young men and women who have sacrificed so much defending our freedom and independence.”

I am so glad that organizations like Homes for Our Troops and Building Homes for Heroes exist to help the brave men and women who have given us so much!

To read the original story and see pictures from the newly remodeled homes, check out the link below:

http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/disabled-vets-get-new-homes/?iid=rdc_news_hp_carousel_theLatest

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