Country Roads RV Village in Yuma, Ariz., is helping to raise money for young veterans who have lost limbs in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, television station KYMA reported.
“Homes for our Troops is a four-star rated charity that builds homes for our soldiers and Marines who have lost their legs in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Fred Wallenborn, a veteran and resident of the park.
The organization has more than two hundred and seven homes that have been built in the United States from donations and fundraisers like the one in Yuma.
Organizers say that the homes can cost up to $400,000. The reason for the high price is the customized home interior that allows the veteran to more easily move around the home.
Sheryl Blackwell sayid it’s all about providing comfort and access to the troops, “Homes for our Troops will provide homes for them that actually help them with their disability. When you go into a regular home, the sinks and counters might be too high.”
Wallenborn said the injured need any help they can get, “During those wars, 1,600 men and some woman have lost their legs and suffered other severe injuries. They get medically treated and a medical discharge and they are on their own.”
“‘We feel like we owe this to our veterans to do this, and so one of the things we are having is a pie auction. It’s the time to show the talent of individuals that are making pies from scratch,” said Marlene Rowe.
To find out more information on how to get involved with hfotusa.org.
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