HomeSphere Fundraisers Bank Thousands for Homes For Our Troops
Published: October 16, 2018
Annual golf tournament donations to benefit severely injured Veterans
HomeSphere and its customers will help Veterans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan live a more independent life as a result of funds donated during the construction technology company’s annual golf tournament last month and an internal team fundraiser in September.
At August’s event, $2,300 was raised to support Homes For Our Troops, a non-profit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. In addition, the HomeSphere team raised an additional $4,000 in September during a month-long campaign. HomeSphere is a proud supporter of Homes For Our Troops, with all of its donations going directly to homes being built for local Colorado Veterans, including Marine Lance Corporal Sean Carroll and Army 1LT Nick Morris. New homes for these Veterans include lower countertops in the kitchens and bathrooms with roll in showers, helping them live independently and perform daily activities easily. In addition to encouraging monetary donations, HomeSphere seeks to increase the awareness of Homes For Our Troops’ mission and facilitate connections within the construction industry to generate donated building materials for these homes.
“For nearly 15 years, we have directed our team talent, company resources, and industry relationships to help at-risk Coloradoans have their own safe and livable home,” said HomeSphere CEO Glenn Renner. “Our partners and staff are rallying to do all we can to help our injured Veterans achieve their dreams.”
Last month, HomeSphere team members also participated in a Volunteer Day event for Homes For Our Troops. Volunteers put the finishing touches on the landscaping at a home for Army Specialist Steven Baskis who was blinded when an explosively formed penetrator (EFP) detonated next to his vehicle in Baghdad. Steven moved in to his specially adapted custom home on Sept. 22, 2018.