Homes for Our Troops to Break Ground on Specially Adapted Home in Stella for Severely Injured Veteran
STELLA, N.C., Oct. 1, 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 Groundbreaking Ceremony in Stella on Saturday, October 6, to begin construction of a home for Marine Staff Sergeant Bradley Lang. The public is invited to attend.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., signifying the official start of this project, resulting in a new, specially adapted home designed to accommodate the severe injuries SSgt Lang sustained while serving his country. The home will provide Lang with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Staff Sergeant Lang was on his third deployment when he lost both of his legs above the knees and fractured his pelvis when he stepped on an IED while in Afghanistan. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs.
"Joining the Marine Corps was about more than ensuring freedom. It was about protecting my son, your children, and the children of the future so that they are kept from making the sacrifices so many others have made…sacrifices of both life and limb," said Lang. "Receiving a home from Homes for Our Troops will not only give me and my family an accessible place to live, it will give me the ability to be independent in my own home and for our family to have security for a lifetime."
For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.homesforourtroops.org/lang
WHO: Marine Staff Sergeant Bradley Lang
Full bio: www.homesforourtroops.org/lang
WHEN: Groundbreaking Ceremony, Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: 409 Lilley Grace Court, Forest Ridge Subdivision, Phase 1, Stella, NC 28582
CONTACT: Jennifer Reed, 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