Corona, CA: (Still Time) Homes for Our Troops to Host Two-Day Build Brigade to Start New Home in Corona for Severely Injured Veteran

G.J. Gardner Construction with Homes for Our Troops to lead the building of a specially adapted home for injured Army Sergeant David Mayer

Homes for Our Troops (, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will hold a two-day Build Brigade in Corona, CA on August 24-25, to begin construction of a home for Army Sergeant David Mayer.

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 Mayer with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

Mayer was on his second deployment when he lost both of his legs when the convoy he was riding in was attacked in Al-Hillah, Iraq on March 14, 2008. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs, providing him with more freedom and independence.

“This home will stabilize me so that I can go to school and work and get on with my life. One of my biggest worries has been trying to locate accessible housing and Homes for Our Troops is taking that worry away,” said Mayer.

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WHO: Army SGT David Mayer Full bio:

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: 1720 Liberty Drive, Corona, CA 92881

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.

1 comment:

Jim Clay said...

What a great story! It's amazing what happens with a community comes together for a great cause. Thanks for sharing.