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Durango Labor Day Fundraiser

Two Labor Day fundraisers in downtown Durango, Colorado to benefit Building Homes for Heroes

  • Friday (9/1), Saturday (9/2) and Sunday (9/3) from noon to 5 p.m. at Durango Harley Davidson, at 750 S Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301.
     
  • Friday (9/1) and Saturday (9/2) on 10th St Main to the Alley from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Events will feature food, live music and dancing. CLICK HERE for the event page.

 

Army Sergeant Kody Wilson

Army Sergeant Kody Wilson joined the military out of Kansas City, Missouri in 2005 because he was inspired by his grandfather, who is a Korean War veteran.

Sergeant Wilson and his platoon were assigned to route clearance missions in Iraq accompanied by Navy explosives ordinance disposal technicians. During one mission on May 18, 2008, Sergeant Wilson’s platoon heard a huge explosion. A team of engineers had hit an IED, suffering many serious injuries.

Army Specialist Carroll Moulden

Army Specialist Carroll Moulden joined the military in 2005 out of Annapolis, Maryland because he wanted to do something meaningful with his life and wanted to support his family. He said his experience in the Army made him a better man for his family, and his service overseas made him appreciate his own life even more.

Specialist Moulden was injured in 2007 when his team encountered an explosively formed penetrator (EFP), which caused at least one casualty. Shortly after that, he experienced internal bleeding and had to be flown back to camp for testing.

Marine Corps Sergeant Brian Lowe

Marine Corps Sergeant Brian Lowe joined the military in May of 2008 out of West Palm Beach, Florida because he wanted to serve his country and protect the freedom of all Americans.

After returning from a tour in Afghanistan, Sergeant Lowe began experiencing a lot of pain and other symptoms. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with cancer, which was intensified by exposure during his tour.

Marine Corps Private First Class Joshua Schroeder

United States Marine Corps Private First Class Joshua Schroeder joined the military out of Nashville, Tennessee in 2008 because he wanted help make a change by serving his country.

In 2010, while serving as a turret gunner in his vehicle in Afghanistan, Private First Class Schroeder's vehicle was struck by a more than 100-pound pressure plate. The impact of the blast immediately knocked him unconscious. He was transported by medevac to an area hospital, and then airlifted to Germany for further treatment before being sent back home.

Air Force Captain Robert Brevick

Air Force Captain Robert Brevick joined the military because he wanted to make a difference for his country while honoring the memory of his grandfather, who was a pilot in the Berlin Airlift operation during the Cold War.

Army Corporal Andres Rosa

U.S. Army Corporal Andres Rosa joined the military in 1999 out of Fort Benning, Georgia and served for more than a decade before medically retiring in February of 2011.

Corporal Rosa was severely injured while on a mission in Kabul, Afghanistan in a severe vehicular accident. He suffers from lumbar intervertebral disc syndrome, fibromyalgia (chronic pain), sleep apnea, PTSD, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hearing loss.

2017 Team Building is bigger than ever!

More than 150 participants joined together at the Orlando World Center Marriott in early June for Building Homes for Heroes's 3rd annual Team Building event.

The weekend-long retreat unites veterans, their families, volunteers and Building Homes for Heroes staff for fun-filled activities and spirited family competition, and more importantly, to forge bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. The event is a major step for wounded veterans being defined by their accomplishments and activities, and not their injuries or disabilities.

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