Community of Granby, General Contractor A. Crane Construction Co, and members of the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts come together for Marine SGT Joshua Bouchard
GRANBY, Mass., April 23, 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 three-day build brigade in Granby, Massachusetts, on April 27-29 to begin construction of a home for Marine Sergeant Joshua Bouchard.
The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, April 27 at 8:30 a.m. Following the opening event, volunteers will work together to raise the home's first wall. The goal of the three-day build is to frame, side, and roof the house and install windows and doors. Interior and finishing work will be completed in the following months. The home will provide Bouchard with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
While on his second deployment, SGT Bouchard lost his left leg and broke his back after his vehicle drove over a pressure plated IED in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on July 8th, 2009. He is presently waiting to be released from Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and is looking forward to living in a home built to accommodate his needs.
"Receiving this home from Homes for Our Troops will give me new sense of freedom and take away the worry about where I will live," said Bouchard. Added Bouchard, "It's good to know that people really care."
WHEN: Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, April 27, 2012 Construction continues Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 48 Chicopee St., Granby, MA 01033
About Homes for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded by John Gonsalves 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.