On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, the national nonprofit Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) announced a new collaboration with Ring, whose mission is to make neighborhoods safer, to support Veterans as they rebuild their lives. Ring is donating 1,000 devices, alongside a monetary donation, to HFOT to increase security of HFOT’s specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.
HFOT builds and donates specially adapted custom homes to severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Since 2004, HFOT has built and donated over 345 specially adapted custom homes to Veterans across the U.S. The donated devices will include Ring Video Doorbells, Pathlights, and Ring Alarm Systems. These items will complement the over 40 adaptations in HFOT homes to increase accessibility, and will support new and previous home builds. Veteran homeowners will work with HFOT to select the Ring devices that will be most useful for their homes. In honor of Veterans Day, HFOT and Ring kicked off their collaboration with a virtual event to discuss the importance of nonprofit and corporate collaborations with Ring and Amazon employees, hosted by HFOT Director of Development Chris Mitchell, HFOT Veteran Home recipient Army Staff Sergeant Randall Clay Young, and John Quintas, Director of Inclusive Communities at Amazon.
“We are excited Ring has chosen to partner with us. The new devices will provide an extra layer of security to our homes. We are grateful Ring has made our Veterans’ safety their priority,” said HFOT President/CEO Brigadier General Tom Landwermeyer.
“Our Veterans have worked across the globe to keep our nation safe, and when they come home, we must ensure these heroes have access to their own safety and protection,” said Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC). “This collaboration with Ring and Homes For Our Troops is an important step forward in providing secure housing access to those who have sacrificed so much for our great nation and providing a safe transition into civilian life.”
“Over the last few months, I have had the privilege of connecting with HFOT members and the opportunity to learn more about their important work to create safe, accessible housing for Veterans across the country,” said Karla Torres, Head of Community Engagement at Ring. “We are proud to collaborate with an organization that honors the service of Veterans and helps make homeownership a reality, so Veterans can rebuild their lives in a safe environment.”
“Amazon is proud to support Veterans and this collaboration is one of the many ways we will continue to invest in our nation’s heroes and their families,” said John Quintas, Director of Inclusive Communities at Amazon. “As a 29-year Air Force Veteran and in my current role at Amazon, I am constantly looking for ways to drive positive, lasting change for Veterans as they transition back to civilian life. We hope that this device and monetary donation will bring added comfort and support to Veterans who have done so much for all of us.”