Capital Region Builders Association and General Contractor Greenleaf Custom Homes work with HFOT to build a specially adapted home for Army Corporal Jeffrey Argrave
PRAIRIEVILLE, La., Aug. 13, 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 two-day build brigade in Prairieville, Louisiana, on August 17 - 18, to begin construction of a home for Army Corporal Jeffrey Argrave.
The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, August 17 at 8:30 a.m. Following the opening event, the veteran and family members, HFOT representatives, and selected invited guests will work together to raise the home's first wall. The goal of the two-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 Argrave with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Corporal Argrave was on his first deployment when he was left a tetraplegic after suffering major injuries to his spinal column from shrapnel through the neck and a C5 vertebrae fracture during a Rocket Propelled Grenade attack followed by an ambush in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on May 30, 2010. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs, providing him with more freedom and independence.
WHEN: Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2012 Continuing Saturday, August 18, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 15257 Murano Avenue, Prairieville, LA 70769
CONTACT: Jennifer Reed, 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.