18 Reasons to Support us in 2018

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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.

Army Sergeant First Class Gary Pearson

Army Sergeant First Class Gary Pearson joined the military in 1999 because he wanted to serve the country he loved, and because his family has a long, proud history of military service. He was medically discharged in 2016.

Throughout his 17 years of military service and three deployments that equaled nearly three years of combat time, Sergeant First Class Pearson suffered severe psychological wounds. During his second tour in Iraq his PTSD became so severe that he had to take a hiatus from the Army.

Army Private First Class John Etterlee

U.S. Army Private First Class John Etterlee joined the military two weeks after the September 11th terrorist attacks because he wanted to serve and defend his country. He served for nearly 15 years before being honorably discharged in 2015.

Throughout his more than decade of service, which included tours in Iraq, Private First Class Etterlee suffered many injuries, most notably a spinal injury that worsened while he was in combat and caused him to be transported by medevac.

Marine Corps Corporal Daniel Lathers

Marine Corps Corporal Daniel Lathers joined the military out of Lansing, Michigan in 2005 because he felt it was his obligation as a citizen to help his country during a time of war. He served for more than eight years until being honorably discharged.

Corporal Lathers sustained physical and psychological injuries during his near decade of service. His major injuries occurred from attacks on his platoon’s outpost near Ramadi in Iraq, including vehicle borne explosions, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.

Army Staff Sergeant Jay Piper

Army Staff Sergeant Jay Piper always dreamed of joining the military to follow in the footsteps of his father, who served in the Air Force for 20 years. But it wasn’t until he married his wife and had two children when he decided to enlist.

Staff Sergeant Piper broke both his heels and severely injured his shoulders and knees when he landed on a concrete runway while performing a jump in October of 2013. Years later, he suffers from severe arthritis in both ankles, as well as severe plantar fasciitis. The resulting injuries have brought about major depression and chronic pain.