Homes For Our Troops is a nonprofit organization located in Taunton, Massachusetts. The organization builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence the Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
These brave troops sustained injuries that they have to endure for the rest of their lives. So, providing these specially adapted custom homes to accommodate their injuries is a life-changing event of which Guldmann wanted to be a part and to give back in some way. That is why in April 2022, we invited some of the Home For Our Troops team members to our Boston Office and presented them with a donation.
As we welcomed the Homes For Our Troops team into our office and showed them some of our Guldmann solutions, it was clear that Guldmann and Homes For Our Troops both provide "Time to care" for our patrons. As the team accepted the donation, they showed nothing but grace and gratitude.
When asked what this donation will be used for, Brianna Perry, Fundraising Coordinator, told us that this money will go towards Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Rebecca Mann’s build in Massachusetts. CW2 Mann is a Veteran who sustained a foot injury while serving and medically retired from the military in 2016.
She later learned that she had a microvascular condition that was causing her pain and blood flow issues and doctors eventually ended up amputating both of her feet.
Presently, Rebecca Mann spends most of her time on the main level of her current home, since using the stairs is challenging while on her prosthetics. Aside from that, her backyard is sloped and uneven, making it difficult to take her dogs out. Lastly, her hallways are too narrow and she feels discouraged when she cannot use her wheelchair in her own home.
The new home Homes For Our Troops will build will be specifically designed for Mann’s needs and Guldmann is thrilled to be a small part of that.