In front of many friends and supporters, Army Staff Sergeant Giovanna Moreno was gifted a mortgage-free home in Kissimmee, Florida on November 2.
Staff Sergeant Moreno, whose 15-year service included a four-year deployment to Iraq, endured many life-threatening experiences throughout her military career, including exposure to small arms fire and an IED explosion, which led to several physical and psychological injuries, such as back and shoulder pain, migraines and PTSD.
Thank you to Engility Corporation for hosting their 3rd Annual TVETS Charity Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Building Homes for Heroes on Oct. 26, which raised $20,000 for the future home of USMC Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Claude in Long Pond, Pennsylvania!
More than two dozen volunteers helped put the finishing touches on the backyard for Army Staff Sergeant Sharon Clark, who will be gifted a mortgage-free home from Building Homes for Heroes in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The volunteers were from two of Building Homes for Heroes’ biggest supporters: Advance Auto Parts and GE Silicone II. Advance Auto Parts is Building Homes for Heroes’ top cash donor, having donated $6.5 million over five years. GE Silicone II donates 50 cents to Building Homes for Heroes for every tube of GE Silicone sold.
Army SSG Sharon Clark joined the military to serve the country and to provide the means for a better life for her family. She initially served in the Air Force from 1995 to 1997, before enlisting in the Army, where she served for 13 years. She was medically retired in October of 2014. SSG Clark served in Iraq in 2010 and 2011. She has been diagnosed with posttraumatic disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder, lumbar degenerative disc disease, Intervertebral Disc Syndrome (IVDS) and migraines. SSG Clark has a 100% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Army Sergeant Scott Adkins joined the military out of his hometown in Sumter, South Carolina because he wanted to provide for his wife and children while carrying out his family’s military legacy,
He enlisted in the Army in 2010 with the hope of making it a 20-year military career. He is still serving our country.
It was in 2014, while Sergeant Adkins was active military, when doctors discovered he had Stage III esophageal cancer during an endoscopy. It has since advanced to Stage IV.
Army Staff Sergeant Giovanna Moreno enlisted in the military in February of 1997 out of New Jersey because she wished to serve her country and provide for her family.
During her decade of service, many horrifying experiences contributed to Staff Sergeant Moreno’s physical and psychological injuries, including exposure to small arms fire and an IED explosion during her four-year deployment to Iraq.
Staff Sergeant Moreno suffers from PTSD, seizures, a traumatic brain injury, migraines, hearing loss in both ears, tinnitus, a lower back injury and a right shoulder injury.
Army Sergeant Joshua Hamilton joined the military on February 1, 2005 out of Lewisville, Texas. He cites following family footsteps and serving his country to the best of his ability as reasons for joining the Army. He served in the Army for over five years.