About Our Specially Adapted Homes
Our homes have over 40 major special adaptations to provide full access to the home for the Veteran. These adaptations include wider halls and doorways; automatic door openers; generators and safe rooms, roll under sinks, stove tops, and counters; pull down shelving, all designed to help the Veteran live independently.
Building Homes and Rebuilding Lives
Despite their life-altering injuries, many of our Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, and started families. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, our Veterans can now focus on their recovery and returning to their life’s work of serving others. Many have embraced their roles as motivational speakers, sharing their messages of persevering through adversity with groups and classrooms around the country; others take to a national platform to promote awareness of Veteran suicide, homelessness and PTSD. Their incredible stories are the driving force for the work we do at HFOT.
Building on Success
Since 2004, HFOT has built over 287 specially adapted homes nationwide. There are currently over 90 Veterans on our active project list. Our goal is to build a home for every Veteran who qualifies for one of our specially adapted homes.
Top Rated Charity
Charity Watch has awarded HFOT an A rating and has included us on its list of Top-Rated Military & Veterans Charities. Only eight of the 46 Veterans charities rated by Charity Watch are included in the Top-Rated Category. Additionally, HFOT is a platinum-level Guidestar participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency, meets all 20 criteria of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, and has a 4 Star rating with Charity Navigator.
A top-rated military and Veterans’ nonprofit organization, Homes for Our Troops is privately funded, and therefore relies on the generosity of donors like you. Nearly 70 percent of our operational budget is generated by individual donors and community fundraisers nationwide who step up to help our American heroes by coordinating everything from lemonade stands to golf tournaments. The remaining financial support we receive is from corporations, foundations and our corporate sponsors.
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