Homes for Our Troops to Host Three-Day Build Brigade to Start New Home in Brighton for Severely Injured Veteran

Jul 23, 2012, 09:00 ET from Homes for Our Troops

BRIGHTON, Colo., July 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 Brighton, Colorado on July 27-29, to begin construction of a home for Marine Captain Patrick Glavey.

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The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, July 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 Glavey with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

Marine Captain Patrick (PJ) Glavey was one and a half months into his first deployment when he lost both of his legs in an IED blast in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on October 28, 2010. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs, providing him with more freedom and independence.  

"Thanks to Homes for Our Troops, I will have the opportunity to live alongside my family ... assisting them in daily life rather than being a burden," said Glavey. "This is such an amazing opportunity given the terrible incident that occurred to me. Thank you so much, I am eternally grateful."

For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.homesforourtroops.org/glavey

WHO: Marine Cpt Patrick Glavey
Full bio: www.homesforourtroops.org/glavey  

WHEN: Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, July 27, 2012
Continuing Saturday and Sunday July 28 & 29, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

WHERE: 8550 Ehler Parkway, Brighton, CO

CONTACT: Jennifer Fiorentino, 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



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