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4th Annual Skating for Heroes

Superior Ice Rink of Kings Park, NY will host the 4th annual Skating for Heroes event to commemorate Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Building Homes for Heroes and USMC Lance Corporal Billy Ventura of Selden, Long Island.  Lance Corporal Ventura, who was on leave from training at upstate Fort Drum, was involved in a motorcycle accident on Long Island.  After the accident, a passing motorist ran Ventura over, and then fled the scene.  Lance Corporal Ventura was treated for fractured vertebrae, crushed spinal cord, collapsed lung, and

32nd Annual Battle of the Badges

The FDNY Bravest Boxing team will take on the NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing team at The Battle of the Badges on Saturday November 22 at 8 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. The night will feature 12 three-round matches between FDNY members and NYPD members, with New York City bragging rights on the line. The 32-year battle is all tied up, with 15 victories for each team, and one draw.

Army Sergeant Kevin Sosa

Army Sergeant Kevin Sosa joined the US Army in Jacksonville, Florida in January of 2004. It was his belief that it was his path to serve the country. He calls the decision to join the military the best decision of his life. Sergeant Sosa carried out three combat tours in Iraq. During his last two tours, he was in the proximity of many IED blasts. These explosions are underlying reasons for his traumatic brain injury and severe posttraumatic stress disorder. Sergeant Sosa also suffers from the effects of an injured back, and knee and shoulder strains. He has an 80% disability rating.

Welcome Home Master Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers

Building Homes for Heroes® is proud to announce a homecoming celebration to welcome US Air Force Master Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers, his wife Lisa, and their son Cameron to their beautiful, mortgage-free home at 1337 Emerald Bay Dr. Destin, Florida 32514 on Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 am.

Long Island ABATE supports Long Island veterans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Long Island ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) held a general meeting where it disbursed donations raised from its Veterans Appreciation Run to Montauk to 19 veterans' charitable organizations and programs. Building Homes for Heroes® was presented with a check for $4,000.

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