With great thanks to our friends at the #HomeDepotFoundation and the #WoodyandWilcox crew, we are happy to announce that our FIRST Alaska project has been finished! Part of our team recently made the trip up north to get to work on a ramp for a Gulf War Veteran. Brad Borders, our Vice President of Chapter … Continue reading Alaska Project #1 and Done
Moving into the weekend we have sent a few of our team to the brisk forests of Alaska. Brad Borders, our VP of Chapter Development, accompanied by his wife Tammy and Rob Harell, our Volunteer Project Manager, have landed in beautiful Fairbanks, AK. Why are they here? We are preparing to begin work on our … Continue reading New Ventures in the Alaskan Frontier
August 7th is a revered day in military communities across the United States. On this day in 1782, George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal -- a military decoration awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is on this day that Purple Heart Homes launches our annual campaign, … Continue reading The Difference of a Day
Photo by Julián Gentilezza on Unsplash The following post was contributed by Cassie Steele, Real Estate Financial Expert It’s no secret that veterans are celebrated for noble acts of service on the domestic front when it comes to housing. Yet there are times when vets need to serve themselves and join the ranks of homeownership. It’s a bustling activity - over … Continue reading Veteran Smarts: How to Navigate the Real Estate Market
The following post was contributed by the Outreach Team at Disability Benefits Help: There are several different disability programs available. The Veterans Administration (VA) oversees VA disability benefits, which provides benefits based on service-connected disabilities and is not income-based. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, which offers disability … Continue reading Qualifying for SSDI if You Already Receive VA Disability
What all does a Service Member come home to when they return from the military? Typically, "home" involves more than just a house. It's the relationships -- family, romance, friendship -- that come to mind when people think about what "home" means to them. The same goes for Veterans. However, when a Service Member becomes … Continue reading Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes
When you hear the term, "Wounded Veteran", how do you picture the wound? Are they missing their legs? Did they lose their hearing and now require a hearing aid? Were they involved in an IED explosion and sustained 3rd degree burns? These are all serious and valid wounds. However, do you ever consider the invisible … Continue reading Barriers
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