Homes for Our Troops to Present Severely Injured Soldier with Keys to New Parker Home

Nov 12, 2012, 09:00 ET from Homes for Our Troops

Building Partner Milender White Construction worked with HFOT to build specially adapted home for Army Corporal Nick Orchowski

PARKER, Colo., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homes for Our Troops (, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will present keys Saturday, November 17 to Army Corporal Nick Orchowski.

Corporal Orchowski, was on his first deployment when he was left a quadriplegic after being thrown from the gunner's hatch of a vehicle that was hit during an insurgents' attack, in Baghdad, Iraq in May 2004.

"Not only have you honored me as a veteran of combat, but you have also changed my family's lives as well," said Orchowski. "I will no longer have to adapt to the un-adapted. I have had to rely on other people to help me with most things; in my new home I will be able to be more independent. Homes for Our Troops and their volunteers and donors depict the True American Spirit! Thank you."

WHO:  Army CPL Nick Orchowski
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WHEN: Key Ceremony: 11 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012

WHERE: 3004 Coal Creek St., Parker, CO 80138

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