Call for Sponsorship 2013 Kentucky Derby Operation Coming Home Fundraising Event
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NEW: Operation: Coming Home Sets Date for Fifth Hero Home Groundbreaking Ceremony
Operation: Coming Home, a joint volunteer project by the Triangle Veterans Association, Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) and Royal Oaks Building Group, among others, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10am in Holly Springs, N.C., for its fifth Hero Home.
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Operation: Coming Home Names Recipient Of Fifth Hero Home
Operation: Coming Home has announced that CPL Cody Stanton, an injured Raleigh soldier and specialist with the 21st Military Police Company based at Fort Bragg, will be the recipient of the nonprofit organization’s fifth Hero Home, to be built in the Forest Springs neighborhood in Holly Springs, N.C.
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Operation: Coming Home Hosts Key Ceremony for Fourth Hero Home
Operation: Coming Home, a joint volunteer project by the Triangle Veterans Association, Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) and Royal Oaks Building Group, among others, will hold a key ceremony Monday, Dec. 10 in Cameron, N.C., to officially present the organization’s fourth hero home to U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Richie Chavis and his family.Read Full Story
About Operation Coming Home
Since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF - Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF – Afghanistan) over 35,000 men and women have been wounded in combat, about half were so severely wounded they were not returned to duty. Many of the wounded sustained gunshot wounds, permanent loss of limbs, paralysis and severe neck and head trauma. These men and women will forever bare the scares of protecting our way of life and the freedom we enjoy.
In 2007 a group of local veterans called Triangle Real Estate & Construction Veterans (TREACV) and members from the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County decided to create a project for these severely wounded veterans. The mission of this project is to aid a local military service member who were severely wounded in combat, by fulfilling his/her family desire to live the American Dream of home ownership—thus the creation of Operation: Coming Home (OCH).
In 2008, Operation: Coming Home enlisted the help of Royal Oaks Building Group, Atreus Homes, and Gaines and Company to build a new home for SGT Joey Bozik, a wounded soldier of the 16th Military Police, who lost both legs and one arm in Iraq when his Humvee hit a road side bomb. OCH provided SGT Bozik with a home that was customized to meet his precise needs due to his combat injuries. It was equipped with zero threshold floors, wider doorways, custom shower, special ramps, sprinkler system, and a custom kitchen with appliances set to accommodate someone in a wheelchair. The home, its customized features have enabled Joey and his young family a way to live a more normal life even with his injuries.
Operation: Coming Home started with a groundbreaking ceremony on May 30, 2008 in the Southern Oaks subdivision of Fuquay-Varina, NC where Gaines and Company had donated a lot to build this soldiers home.
This program has been a huge success only because many caring organizations and individuals who willingly contribute their time, effort and finances to show their heartfelt thanks to our local veterans who gave their all to protect our American way of life—a freedom seldom experienced throughout the rest of the world!
We at OCH and the rest of the American population owe a huge debt of gratitude to our military forces! There is no better way to exemplify that than by all of us participating in perpetuating Operation: Coming Home by giving other American Heroes a completely free home of their own.
The Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake county and TREACV continue to select new recipients. We continue to reply on the donations and sponsorships of individuals and companies as well as labor and supplies to continue making this program the great success that it is. This becomes our way to contribute as much as we possibly can—for our heroes who have done that for us.