Missouri Credit Union Association and the community of Festus come together for Marine Corporal Justin McLoud
FESTUS, Mo., June 11, 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 Festus, MO, on June 15-17, to begin construction of a home for Marine Corporal Justin McLoud.
The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, June 15 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 McLoud with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. The project is being funded, in part, by a donation of $100,000 raised by credit unions in Missouri.
"Since their inception, credit unions have operated with the philosophy of 'People Helping People,'" says Missouri Credit Union Association President/CEO Mike Beall. "Justin has fought courageously to ensure our country's freedom and independence, and credit unions in Missouri are doing their small part to ensure he can live independently as well."
McLoud, deployed with the 3/5 Darkhorse Marines, was on his third deployment when he was left a triple amputee after an IED blast in Sangin, part of the northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan, on December 10, 2010.
"One of the first concerns my wife and I had after my injury was trying to figure out where we could live that was adapted for me but also a nice home for our young son," said McLoud. "Homes for Our Troops has lifted that burden."
For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.homesforourtroops.org/mcloud
Marine Cpl Justin McLoud
Full bio: www.homesforourtroops.org/mcloud
Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, June 15, 2012
Construction continues Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lot 9 Cindy Lane, Festus, MO
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