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Groundbreaking at Chris Levi home on Long Island


On Saturday August 23, 2008, approximately 100 volunteers, many from the fire department of Holbrook, Long Island, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony and then put on their gloves and helmets, took out their hammers and crowbars, and proceeded to gut the home of injured Army Corporal Christopher Levi. This event marked the beginning of a renovation that will make Levi’s home handicap accessible upon his return.

The Holbrook Fire Department, Suffolk County Court Officers Association, U.S. Army’s 69th Infantry Regiment, Suffolk County Police Department and many other members of the community volunteered to begin renovating the home. Andy Pujol and Andrew McClure of Building Homes for Heroes, which donated $50,000 to assist Corporal Levi, were both on hand at the ceremony. The project, which will cost approximately $100,000, is expected to be completed before Christmas.