Project Update: Key Ceremony on December 21, 2013 at 11 a.m.
Guest please arrive by 10:00 to take the shuttle from 1575 Sherman Farm Road.
Marine Corporal Kevin Dubois was on his second deployment when he lost both of his legs at the hip after stepping on an IED in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on July 31, 2011.
While in the role of Scout Sniper, Cpl Dubois was clearing a helicopter landing zone for the medical evacuation of an injured teammate. Upon going into a prone position, his left foot hit the pressure plate of an IED, triggering the bomb. Knocked unconscious by the blast, the helicopter that was previously dispatched arrived soon after the event, airlifting both Cpl Dubois and his injured teammate to Camp Bastion.
Next airlifted to Bagram Air Force Base, Cpl Dubois required 14 units of blood in order to be stabilized for transport to Landstuhl, Germany. He was airlifted stateside to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland before being transferred to Balboa Hospital in San Diego. He continues his treatments and therapies there at this time.
Cpl Dubois enjoys spending time with his wife, Kayla and they look forward to having a family in the future. Hand-cycling, 4-wheeling, video games, and target shooting are some of the hobbies that interest Kevin. He would like to go to school to learn to be a gunsmith.
Cpl Dubois appreciates all of the assistance being offered by the donors and volunteers who will make his specially-adapted home a reality; allowing him to live his life without barriers in his own home. “Having a specially adapted home will benefit me greatly because it will help improve my daily living challenges…it will improve my life overall, making me more independent and it will give me a better quality of life. Thank you for supporting me.” (Cpl Kevin Dubois when asked how his life will change after receiving his home from Homes for Our Troops.)
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Homes for the Holidays
Saturday, December 21, 2013- 11:00 am
Address: 627 Sherman Farm Road Burrillville, RI 02830
The holiday season will have a special meaning for Cpl Kevin Dubois as he receives freedom and independence through the gift of a specially adapted home. You are invited to join Homes for Our Troops as we kick off the 2013 Homes for the Holidays season and hand the keys to this very deserving veterans.
We are looking for a group of volunteers who are interested in decorating the exterior of the home for the holidays! We are looking for donated items (see below), setup and removal of decorations. If you are interested please contact: Doreen Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Set-up will take place on Thursday, December 19th..
Decoration Donation Wish List:
- Red, White or Blue Exterior Christmas Lights
- Wreaths for the exterior doors
- Garland for front 2 columns
- Light Clips
- Extension Cords
- Ladders (needed only for setup/ removal)
For more information and pictures please check out Build a Home for Cpl Kevin Dubois Facebook Page!
Please RSVP or contact, Doreen Lewis, Community Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com
KEY CEREMONY SHUTTLE STRTS AT 10:00 AM FROM TRANSCANADA PARKING LOT AT 1575 SHERMAN FARM ROAD BURRILLVILLE, RI 02830
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL DOREEN LEWIS AT firstname.lastname@example.org
- Groundbreaking Ceremony, May 18, 2013
- Volunteer Day, October 26, 2013
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