RENO, Nev., Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Nevada Military Support Alliance (NMSA) announced today that the 501(c)3 organization has committed to fundraise $250,000 for Homes For Our Troops to build a brand new, mortgage free, specially adapted custom home for Army Sergeant Adam Poppenhouse and his young family.
As a member of the Army’s 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, SGT Poppenhouse and his team were securing a crash site in an attempt to rescue a downed pilot when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive devise (IED) in Taji, Iraqon December 3, 2006. SGT Poppenhouse immediately lost his right leg in the blast.
After nearly two years and numerous surgeries, SGT Poppenhouse elected to have doctors amputate his damaged left leg as well in order to alleviate severe, continuous pain.
“The Nevada Military Support Alliance is proud and honored to once again partner with Homes For Our Troops to raise funds for the construction of a new specially adapted custom home for SGT Poppenhouse, his wife Megan and their two young children. We look forward to the completion of the Las Vegas property this year and to presenting this great American and Nevada warrior and his family with the keys to their new home,” said Scott Bensing, Chairman of the Nevada Military Support Alliance.
The Nevada Military Support Alliance previously partnered with Homes For Our Troops in the construction of specially adapted custom homes in 2011 for Marine SGT Dylan Gray in Wellington, Nevada and in 2013 for Army SGT Timothy Hallin Hawthorne, Nevada.
“Once again, Homes For Our Troops is excited and fortunate to be able to partner with the Nevada Military Support Alliance to deliver a mortgage free, specially adapted custom home to a Nevada family that has given so much in the defense of our great nation,” said HFOT Executive Director Bill Ivey. “Their extraordinary generosity continues to help advance our mission of building and donating homes to severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.”
Construction of the Poppenhouse Las Vegas home is scheduled to begin in March 2019 with an estimated completion of September, 2019.
For more information about the Nevada Military Support Alliance and to donate in support of the construction of the Poppenhouse home, please visit nvmilitarysupport.org.
About the Nevada Military Support Alliance
The Nevada Military Support Alliance is a statewide 501(c) 3, Tax ID 27-1095956, established in 2010. The mission of the Nevada Military Support Alliance is to organize and promote the Recognition, Support and Appreciation of Nevada’sMen and Women of our Armed Forces, Veterans and their Families. Please contact the Nevada Military Support Allianceby phone at 775-515-5059 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Homes For Our Troops
About Homes For Our Troops (HFOT): Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide to severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar spent has gone directly to our program services supporting Veterans. For more information, visit www.hfotusa.org.
SOURCE Homes For Our Troops