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MEETING THE NEED

53,000

U.S. MILITARY MEMBERS WOUNDED SINCE 9/11

1,600 HAVE LOST

UP TO

1 inPTSD 5

SUFFER FROM

40,000+ VETERANS ARE HOMELESS

ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT

LIMBS

YEAR FOUNDED

2006

225

IN MORE THAN

30 STATES

HOMES & MODIFICATIONS

GIFTED

THAT’S AN AVERAGE OF

OUR GOAL

1 HOME EVERY 11 DAYS

500 HOMES BY 2025

LOVE RESPECT HOPE STRENG


ADMIRED COURAGEOUS Building Homes for Heroes was founded in 2006 with a unique mission: to gift mortgage-free homes to brave servicemen and women who were wounded during the time of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan AND to offer them ongoing support, assisting these selfless individuals and their families every step of the way. Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-partisan 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, helps rebuild lives and helps veterans achieve dreams they never imagined possible when injured.

PROGRAMS WE OFFER

RESILIENTRESOLUTE DEVOTED

HOME AWARD PROGRAM

FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

TEAM-BUILDING

EMERGENCY FUND

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES & OUTDOOR REHABILITATION

SOLDIERS ON THE FRONT LINE

SERGEANT AARON HALE Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Hale devoted himself to his country, serving one tour of duty in Iraq and two in Afghanistan over 14 years. He gave much, and lost much. A couple of weeks before Christmas of 2011, Staff Sergeant Hale was deployed in Afghanistan as part of the 760th E.O.D. as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. Hale was accustomed to heading straight toward danger. His job was to disable and destroy unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons of mass destruction. On this December day, Hale was 30 feet away from an IED when it exploded in his face. The shrapnel shattered every bone in his face. He was severely burned, and the blast left him permanently blind. His eardrums burst, leaving him with profound hearing loss. But Staff Sergeant Hale not only survived, he grabbed on to hope. Building Homes for Heroes was honored to gift him with a custom, adapted home in 2013 in Florida. Two years later, Hale developed a severe case of bacterial meningitis, which stole what was left of his hearing. “It was six months of complete silence, complete darkness as I would receive surgeries and implants in both my ears,� he recalls. Hale regained some of his hearing with the help of cochlear implants. Building Homes for Heroes stayed with Hale every step of the way. Hale rediscovered his passion for baking, and E.O.D. (Extra Ordinary Delights) Confections was born. Today, the company, which first operated out of the home gifted by Building Homes for Heroes, is located in a commercial kitchen, and sells a variety of sweet treats. Aaron Hale and his wife, McKayla, remain committed to overcoming the odds, and to providing a sense of happiness for others. Building Homes for Heroes remains committed to them and their growing family. In 2019, Aaron and McKayla welcomed twin boys!

GTH INSPIRATIONAL RESILIENT


FAMILY BRAVERYSUPPORT (U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker and his fiance, Mindy, received a mortgagefree home in Portland, OR in April 2019. Aaron served for ten years and did six tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.)

Building Homes for Heroes is so grateful for its family - the generous donors, corporate partners, volunteers, board members and staff who make everything possible. Above all, Building Homes for Heroes is grateful to the veterans and families it serves, because they are the ones who’ve so bravely served us all. Kimberly Vesey joined the organization after her brother, Army Corporal Chris Levi, lost both of his legs above the knee and suffered other severe injuries when he was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Iraq in March of 2008. “What sets Building Homes for Heroes apart from other organizations is that we work side by side with home recipients to teach them how to budget and how to manage home ownership. More important than being a homeowner is being a successful homeowner.” - Kim Vesey, Vice President and General Counsel, Building Homes for Heroes

I have never been a part of an organization that feels more like a family than my own family. The love and support is phenomenal and undeniable. The team at Building Homes for Heroes is amazing. They don’t just give you a home and forget about you. Thank you for everything. I could never say it enough or give back enough for the love and support that has been given to my family.” - Shannon Stroup, home recipient

Building Homes for Heroes invites you to learn more at

BUILDINGHOMESFORHEROES.ORG

4584 Austin Blvd. Island Park, NY 11558

(516) 684-9220 info@buildinghomesforheroes.org

COURAGEOUS INSPIRATION

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