PURCELLVILLE, Va., June 25, 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 Purcellville, VA, on June 29 – July 1, to begin construction of a home for Marine Lance Corporal Michael Martinez.
The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, June 29 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 Martinez with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Marine Lance Corporal Michael Martinez was 5 months into his first deployment when he lost both of his legs in an IED blast in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on March 11, 2010. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs, providing him with more freedom and independence.
"Thank you for giving me the chance to get back to having a normal life. I am so grateful for your assistance. This home will make a huge difference in my quality of life and I cannot thank you enough," said Martinez.
For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.homesforourtroops.org/michaelmartinez
WHO: Marine Lance Corporal Michael Martinez
Full bio: www.homesforourtroops.org/michaelmartinez
WHEN: Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2012
Continuing Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Lot 7 Whispering Knoll Ct, Purcellville, VA 20132
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