We've seen the stories of heroic members of the armed forces who returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since Sept. 11, 2001.
Craig Swain, President of New England Sealcoating (NESCO) based in Hingham, Mass., and Sales Manager Jay Muir have committed to raising $35,000 for Homes for Our Troops (HFOT). This money will help build customized homes with adaptive features to provide veterans with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. Swain's donation will represent a percentage of company sales over the next few months.
Homes for Our Troops (www.homesforourtroops.org), based in Taunton, Mass., is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004. Funds raised underwrite the costs of building materials and professional labor. The organization also coordinates the process of building the homes at no cost.
An eligible veteran or service member may receive a Veterans Administration Specially Adapted Housing Grant capped at about $64,000. Homes for Our Troops’ assistance covers all costs over and above this grant to ensure that the home is provided at no cost to the recipient.