Homes For Our Troops | July 13th Volunteer Day in Fairplay

Helping Injured Troops Rebuild Their Lives

Homes For Our Troops Volunteer Day in Fairplay, CO

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of supporting severely injured post-9/11 Veterans as they rebuild their lives. Constructing and donating specially adapted custom homes, tailored to the unique needs of Veterans with challenges like multiple limb amputations, paralysis, and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), Homes For Our Troops’ goal is to facilitate independence and mobility for these Veterans. By providing mortgage-free house, Homes For Our Troops helps to alleviate financial burdens, empowering Veterans to focus on recovery, family, and the pursuit of new beginnings, stability, and purpose.

Creating Real Impact in Colorado

Since its inception in 2004, Homes For Our Troops has built over 371 specially adapted homes nationwide, with 22 of those homes built for injured Veterans in Colorado so far.

Join Homes For Our Troops for Volunteer Day on July 13th

The success of Homes For Our Troops' mission to restore freedom and independence to our nation’s most severely injured Veterans by providing them with specially adapted homes relies on community support. Join Homes For Our Troops for Volunteer Day, this July 13th, in Fairplay Colorado. Your participation this July 13th will directly impact our build efforts for homes for two local Veterans Army Specialist Eric Jordan and Staff Sergeant Brian Lowen.

To sign up for Volunteer Day on July 13th in Fairplay, click here.

Rebuilding Lives in Fairplay, Colorado

Meet the two local Veterans who will be directly helped on Home For Our Troops July 13th Volunteer Day.

Army Specialist Eric Jordan

Inspired by his grandfathers' military service, Eric Jordan enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman following the 9/11 attacks. On November 11, 2004, in Ramadi, Iraq, his vehicle was struck by an IED, resulting in multiple injuries including spinal cord injury, paraplegia, and tinnitus. After being transferred to the Tampa VA, Eric faced a challenging recovery, relearning to speak and rebuild his strength and confidence through extensive therapy. Now medically retired, Eric enjoys time with his wife, Stephanie, but still faces daily obstacles due to the lack of home adaptations for his wheelchair. A specially adapted HFOT home will alleviate safety concerns and enhance their quality of life, allowing Eric to perform daily tasks like cooking without risk of injury and enabling the couple to enjoy more quality time together.

Staff Sergeant Brian Lowen

Feeling that traditional schooling would not lead him to a career he would love, Brian Lowen earned his GED and enlisted in the National Guard. On June 15, 2005, during his first deployment in Balad, Iraq, he was injured in a mortar attack, sustaining multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. Despite these injuries, Brian continued to serve, retiring as a Sergeant First Class after six additional deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Now medically retired, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and golfing, and volunteers at an outdoor education center for adaptive sports. However, his current home is not suited to his needs, with non-adapted entrances and homemade ramps making wheelchair navigation difficult. A specially adapted custom home will be life-changing, providing a barrier-free, open floor plan, single-level layout, and automatic door openers, enabling Brian to regain his independence and devote more time to helping other veterans.

How to Get Involved

Interested in how you can help the Veterans who honor and serve our country rebuild their lives after being severally injured? Check out the links below for more information on getting involved with Homes For Our Veterans:

Click here to make a donation to Homes For Our Veterans.

To register for a volunteer event click here.

For more information on corporate partnerships with Homes For Our Veterans, click here.

Click here for more information about hosting Homes For Our Troops fundraisers.

To run with Team HFOT, click here.

Join Us For Our Annual 4th of July Client Appreciation Party

Enjoy the town parade, races, and festivities in the morning. Immediately following the parade we invite you to join us outside our historic Main Street location for our favorite event of the year. There will be music, plenty of food, drinks, and fun for the whole family.

We hope to see you there!

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