In the midst of staying busy with work, whether building wheelchair accessible vans, handicap vans, or other handicap accessible home lifts, we’re lucky enough to work with a wide range of veterans and veteran groups in the Raleigh and North Carolina area.
We really are fortunate that our handicap accessible vans and mobility services bring us in contact with groups that are really making a difference for disabled veterans and their families in our area.
We have great respect for veterans who have been disabled in combat, and were excited to hear about the projects for disabled veterans that were part of the North Carolina Parade of Homes [https://www.hbawake.com/homeowners-and-consumers/home-tours/parade-of-homes.html]. For anyone not familiar with the event, the Parade of Homes is North Carolina’s biggest open house parade, where this year 187 houses were open to the public over the course of two weeks.
Operation: Coming Home
One of the homes that opened its doors is the second ‘Hero Home’, homes built by The Triangle Real Estate and Construction Veterans group as part of their “Operation: Coming Home” movement. The group is a range of military veterans working in construction who work to give something back to disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hero Home II for Sgt. Roberts
The Hero Home II was built for Sgt. Roberts, a veteran from Ohio, who has performed three tours of duty in Iraq. During the third tour, Sgt. Roberts’ unit drove under a bridge where his vehicle was struck by an IED. Sgt. Roberts lost his leg and experienced traumatic brain damage, but after physical therapy and surgery, is on the road to recovery. Sgt. Roberts is also now studying for an IT degree.
Stories like this encourage us and make us proud of our involvement with the Veteran and handicapped community. If you’re curious about the mobility solutions available to you, such as wheelchair accessible vans or lifts, or want to learn more about events like this in North Carolina and Raleigh, get in touch!