05 Jul A Home For Sgt. Jeffrey Adams
In a continuing effort to give back to the community, BKC Kitchen and Bath recently teamed up with Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization committed to helping soldiers who have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries, to assist with the construction of a brand new, specially-adapted home for injured soldier, Sgt. Jeffrey Adams.
BKC partnered with Mid Continent Cabinetry to provide cabinetry for both the kitchen and baths, as well as hardware and installation services.
Sgt. Jeffrey Adams, a retired vet, is a double below knee amputee after losing his legs from an IED explosion during a deployment to Afghanistan.
“I’m happy to be alive. I’ve lost a few friends over the years that weren’t as fortunate to survive,”Adams said.
Saturday (June 25, 2011) Adams was welcomed to his new house in patriotic fashion with American flags lined along his street held by volunteers and veterans all wishing him the best. The non-profit, Homes for Our Troops, built the veteran a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home from scratch and completely from donations. The house is wheelchair-accessible and has wide door frames, chair rails and automatic door openers.
“The best way to support a veteran is another veteran supporting him, because we understand what he’s gone through,” Brent Meyer, a neighbor, said.
To help make things easier this new house comes mortgage-free. All Adams has to focus on now is moving into his home and staying healthy.
(article excerpt courtesy of Colorado Connections/FOX21 News via Injured soldier gets brand new home)
For further information on Homes For Our Troops and how you can get involved, visit http://www.homesforourtroops.org