Homes for Our Troops to Present Severely Injured Ohio Marine Corporal with Keys to New Home

Oct 03, 2011, 09:00 ET from Homes for Our Troops

Daniel DeVol Custom Builder, Inc., and a Community of Volunteers Join in Presenting Specially Adapted Home for Marine Cpl Larry Draughn and Family

FAIRBORN, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homes for Our Troops (, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will be presenting keys Saturday, October 8 to Cpl Larry Draughn and his family. Construction on the home began in May with a three-day Build Brigade where volunteers finished the home's frame, siding, and roof, and installed windows and doors.

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Corporal Draughn was on his second deployment in May 2009 when an IED blast in Helmand Province, Afghanistan caused the traumatic amputations of both of his legs as well as the amputations of two fingers on his right hand. This new home, which goes beyond ADA compliance, features open floor plans, automatic door openers, hard-surfaced floors, roll-in showers, roll-under cooktops, sinks, and more, and will allow him to live his life more independently.

"The Key Ceremony for Larry Draughn is an opportunity for us to show our appreciation for all he and his family have sacrificed," said John Gonsalves, Founder and President of Homes for Our Troops. "Homes for Our Troops is proud to join our building partner Daniel DeVol Custom Builder, Inc., and the community of Fairborn to welcome this brave marine into his new home. We salute each and every volunteer for helping to give back freedom and independence to this very deserving family."


Corporal Larry Draughn

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John Gonsalves, President and Founder, Homes for Our Troops


Key Ceremony for Marine Cpl Larry Draughn


Saturday, October 8, 2011, 10 a.m. - Key presentation followed by home tour


779 Conservation Circle, Fairborn, OH 45324

About Homes for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded by John Gonsalves 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