WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced its support for Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans, to empower them to rebuild their lives. Most of the veterans that HFOT serves have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The homes they provide restore some of the freedom and independence veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
Through a grant of $485,400, WWP will enable HFOT to:
- Fund costs associated with 24 of the 27 homes HFOT plans on constructing in 2019.
- Help fund several of the key adaptations in each of the 24 homes, such as roll-in showers, automatic door openers, tilt mirrors, grab bars, accessible shelving, and roll-under cooktops.
"When America's wounded, ill, and injured warriors return home after their service, their homes may need to be adapted to address their physical challenges," said René Bardorf, WWP senior vice president of government and community affairs. "Renovations to modify a home for physical or mental injuries can be prohibitively expensive. That's why we're supporting Homes for Our Troops and their efforts to build new adapted homes for warriors and their families free of charge – enabling them to focus on rebuilding their lives."
"Homes For Our Troops is honored and excited to partner with Wounded Warrior Project and further our mission of Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives," said Brigadier General, USA (Ret) Tom Landwermeyer, President & CEO of HFOT. "The generous support from Wounded Warrior Project will enhance our ability to serve our nation's most severely injured post-9/11 Veterans and their families through the life-changing gift of a specially adapted home. It's my sincere hope that the collective efforts of both teams at Wounded Warrior Project and Homes For Our Troops can help more Veterans become highly productive members of society."
Since 2012, WWP has partnered with over 120 organizations involved in the care of America's military community by providing more than $74 million in grants. To learn more about how WWP partnerships with organizations like HFOT are improving the lives of millions of warriors and their families, visit https://wwp.news/Newsroom.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more: http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.
About Homes For Our Troops (HFOT)
Since 2004, HFOT has built over 270 specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. Learn more: https://www.hfotusa.org
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project