Building Homes For Heroes will unveil a new home for Marine Sergeant. Greg Caron in Ellington this weekend.
On Nov. 12, 2011, Sgt. Caron, who was on patrol in Afghanistan, was severely wounded when an IED exploded. He lost both legs and the use of his right arm.
In an effort to give back to the brave hero, an army of volunteers helped build a new home for the severely injured marine.
The house was custom-built in Ellington and funded by the Building Homes For Heroes program.
The official dedication will be open to the public at 188 Abbott Rd., Ellington on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.
Building Homes For Heroes is a national non-profit organization. The organization is committed to supporting veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities. Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has been at the forefront of making a significant difference in the lives of the severely-wounded men and women of the military. Building Homes for Heroes attained a program service percentage of 93% in 2012, which measures the percentage of the organization’s expenditures that went directly toward program-related activities.
For more information, visit the website: www.BuildingHomesforHeroes.org