HAMDEN CT – HEART 9/11 first responder volunteers and other local community businesses and volunteers are rebuilding a home for disabled Army veteran that will allow her family to grow and have a brighter future. Over the 8 weeks, volunteers will build a new second-floor addition to the home which will include three new bedrooms, two bathrooms, a new HVAC system, plumbing and electric, interior and exterior repairs, a new front porch and landscaping.
This veteran was an Army linguist in one of the first units to be deployed to Iraq in 2003. In 2012, her combat PTSD and sexual trauma experienced while in the military suddenly and unexpectedly caught up with her and turned her into someone she no longer recognized. Through therapy and intervention at the VA, she was encouraged to return to college where she earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing. She has a supportive husband, a former Marine Infantryman, who is a teacher, volunteer fireman, and EMT. They have a beautiful daughter, who is the light of their lives.
The family has sacrificed so much that allows us to live as free Americans. It is now time for us to pay them back for their selfless sacrifices. Please join us as we salute those who have served our country and vow with us to “Never Forget.”