HFOT In the News

Paralyzed Marine gets free home

Indy Star, January 9, 2016
There’s only one way in and one way out of the house for Zachary Nelson, and it’s not the front door. The 24-year old Marine corporal was severely injured in a vehicle rollover in Afghanistan in 2012 that left him paralyzed from the chest down.

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Disabled San Antonio veteran receives new home

Fox San Antonio, January 16, 2016
Saturday morning hundreds of people helped welcome a disabled veteran to his new home on the northwest side.
It was an emotional ceremony where the family was given the keys to a new home and a new life.

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Community Welcomes a Hero Home

ABC news affiliate WNEP, January 30, 2016
It’s been eleven years since United States Army Specialist Roberto Reyes has had a place to call home. The veteran from New York was severely injured serving in Iraq in 2005.
Thanks to “Homes for our Troops” and a number of area supporters, Specialist Reyes and his family will now call Wayne County home.

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Homes For Our Troops Starts Building Home for Double Amputee Marine, Who Recently Completed Cross Country Journey

NBC 7 San Diego, February 2016
A United States Marine—who lost both legs in combat—will soon be getting a new, custom-built home in Valley Center.
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) broke ground Saturday on a custom built home for veteran Toran Gaal, the San Diego-area man who lost both his legs while fighting in Afghanistan. Gaal stepped on a 12-pound pressure IED blew up causing him to not only lose his legs but also 30 percent of his brain.

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