Homes For Our Troops announces its fifth Celebrity Auction

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Homes For Our Troops is thrilled to announce its fifth annual Veterans Day Celebrity Auction offered through eBay for Charity. Bidding for this special online auction event will go live on eBay for Charity Nov. 4, 2021, and will close on Nov. 14, 2021. Proceeds will benefit the Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) mission to build and donate specially adapted …

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Homes For Our Troops honors National Day of Service and Remembrance

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  The National Day of Service and Remembrance is a culmination of efforts, initially launched in 2002, to encourage volunteering on 9/11 as a tribute to victims, survivors, and those who joined the service in response to the attacks. Homes For Our Troops participated in this national day of charitable service by hosting three Volunteer …

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HFOT Veterans Competing in the Paralympic Games

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  HFOT Veterans Army Specialist Luis Puertas and Marine Corporal Raymond Hennagir III are heading to Tokyo for the 2020 Paralympic Games, which begin Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. Luis, who received his HFOT home in 2011, is competing in the 200m sprint for track and field. He lost both legs while serving in Iraq in …

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The history behind National Airborne Day

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  On August 16, 1940, 48 volunteer members of the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon performed the first official U.S. military parachute jump at Fort Benning, Georgia. Today, the date is celebrated as National Airborne Day, a day to honor the U.S. Airborne Forces. After the first jump, a large force of more 100,000 paratroopers …

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