VALLEY STREAM, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Building Homes for Heroes received a generous grant of $250,000 from the Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. to fund the modification, building and gifting of homes to injured veterans and their families. With the support of Mazda, Building Homes for Heroes will gift a minimum of 20 mortgage-free homes, with a goal of gifting as many as 30 mortgage-free homes across the USA. Building Homes for Heroes® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that is strongly committed to building homes and rebuilding lives, and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving our country during the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The organization builds or modifies homes and gifts them mortgage-free to veterans and their families. "It's our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country," said Kim Vesey, Director of Veterans Affairs for the organization.
The Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. grant will be used to gift a minimum of 20 families mortgage-free homes this year. Homes will be built from the ground up and modifications will be made to existing homes as well. The greatest challenge many injured veterans and their families experience after a long hospital recovery is returning to their homes. Catastrophic injuries, such as amputations that require wheelchair assistance or prosthetic devices, make mobility in many homes difficult or impossible. These young men and women have fought for our country and deserve to be able to rejoin our society in an independent and productive way. These homes provide the veterans with freedom and independence, and clear a major obstacle along the road to recovery.
Mazda strongly believes that a company has a responsibility to give something back to the communities in which it does business. To act on this belief, the Mazda Foundation, which is dedicated to building a better tomorrow through support of meaningful programs that make a difference, was created. In addition to financial support, Mazda employees participate in many volunteer activities – not only imagining a better, brighter future, but reaching out to help turn it into a reality.
"Each of these injured veterans and their families deserve appreciation for their bravery, fortitude and sacrifice. Building Homes for Heroes is so very grateful to the Mazda Foundation for helping us gift an additional 20 mortgage-free homes this year. They are truly creating a better tomorrow by making it possible for these families to build a solid foundation for the future," said Andy Pujol, President and Founder of Building Homes for Heroes.
For more information on Building Homes For Heroes please call 516-684-9220 or visit www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.
Building Homes for Heroes, Inc. is a non-profit, public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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