Nolan Construction to partner with Homes for Our Troops to lead the building of a specially adapted home for injured Marine Corporal Christopher Montgomery
MOBILE, Ala., Aug. 20, 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 Mobile, AL on August 24-25, to begin construction of a home for Marine Corporal Christopher Montgomery.
The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, August 24 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 Montgomery with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Montgomery was on his third deployment when he lost both of his legs and severely injured his left arm in an IED blast in the Northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan with 3/5 Dark Horse Marine Battalion on December 7, 2010. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs, providing him with more freedom and independence.
"Everybody needs a place to come home to at the end of the day...this accessible home is what I am looking forward to go home to," said Montgomery.
WHEN: Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, August 24, 2012 Continuing Saturday August 25, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Lot 11 Hamilton Oaks Lane, Mobile, Alabama 36695
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.