General Contractor Bob Ward Companies come together for ArmySSG Kelly Keck
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., 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 Havre de Grace, MD, on June 15-17, to begin construction of a home for Army SSG Kelly Keck.
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 Keck with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Keck was on his first deployment to Afghanistan when he lost his right leg and suffered severe hand injuries after stepping on an anti-personnel mine on September 13, 2008. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs, providing him with more freedom and independence.
"A Homes for Our Troops specially adapted home will greatly reduce the challenges and extra effort that I now need to get in and out of my home," said Keck. "Thank you for your time, your help, and your support."
For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.homesforourtroops.org/keck
WHO: Army SSG Kelly Keck
Full bio: www.homesforourtroops.org/keck
WHEN: 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.
WHERE: 3406 Old Level Rd., Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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