On December 5th at 11am, Air Solution A/C joined other local contractors and Building Homes for Heroes at a Welcome Home ceremony in Miami Fla. for U.S. Army Sgt. Gerard Pierre Jr. Johnson Controls donated a York heating and cooling system and Air Solution A/C provided installation services for the veteran’s new home.
U.S. Army Sgt. Gerard Pierre Jr. was injured in Afghanistan in 2006 by an enemy rocket attack and since returning home, he has had to focus on his recovery. Pierre suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic back pain and hearing loss, so the gift will make a big difference in his family’s life. “This is the one thing that they now don’t have to worry about, mortgage payments (and) where are they going to get the money for that. They can continue to heal and recover from their injuries,” James Rogers, of Building Homes for Heroes said. The couple currently rent an efficiency apartment, so they were thrilled as they toured the newly remodeled town house in southwest Miami-Dade. “I am shocked, shocked, shocked! I can’t believe it, actually,” Pierre said.
Building Homes for Heroes® is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. It’s their honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.
To further assist veterans, the organization has added programs, including financial planning services, family funding, and emergency support. Each home recipient is provided with a financial planning representative. This program is designed to provide the new, and sometimes first-time, homeowners with advice and guidance needed to maintain home expenses and to plan for a successful future.
Building Homes for Heroes invites anyone wishing to volunteer or make a donation to contact Building Homes for Heroes by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.