Americans are giving back to our injured military members in all kinds of ways. A huge need for a severely injured person is for a home where that person has maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
“Homes for Our Troops” is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization that was founded in 2004. This organization is strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001.
As stated on their website, “It is our duty and our honor to assist severely injured servicemen and servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. The homes provided by “Homes for Our Troops” are given at NO COST to the veterans we serve.”
There is an interactive map of the United States on the website which allows the visitor to click on a state and see information on completed and current home building or home adaptation projects within that state. You can also learn more about the individuals themselves for which a project has been or is being completed.
Although the “Homes for Our Troops”organization does not host, sponsor or partner for third party fundraising events, they do list such events on an events calendar, and supply a link for more information on hosting an event. Click here for more information on hosting an event.
On the multimedia page there are photo albums and videos of military members who have been helped through “Homes for Our Troops.”
A current fundraiser described on the website is a cookbook entitled: “Capitol Hill Cooks.” It contains recipes from members of Congress, as well as every president from George Washington (Cranberry Pudding) to Abraham Lincoln (Mary Todd Lincoln’s Vanilla Almond Cake) to Barack Obama (The Obama Family’s Linguini).
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