On September 12th, Pride AC joined local contractors and Building Homes for Heroes at a Welcome Home ceremony in Sunrise, FL for U.S. Army, Specialist Inti Peralta – Correa. Johnson Controls donated a YORK heating and cooling system and Pride AC provided installation services for the veteran’s new home. “The support of companies like Johnson Controls and its high-quality YORK heating equipment and contractors like Pride AC enable our organization to reach more injured veterans in need and help them begin to rebuild their lives,” said Chad Gottlieb, director of construction development,
Building Homes for Heroes. Building Homes for Heroes is a national organization that recognizes the tremendous sacrifices of men and women of the United States Armed Forces by supporting the needs of severely wounded or disabled soldiers and their families. The organization thrives to build or renovate quality homes and gift the homes to severely injured veterans nationwide, mortgage free. Pride AC was excited to partner with YORK and Building Homes for Heroes to support this deserving family.
Army Specialist Inti Peralta – Correa enlisted in the military because he said he wanted to become a soldier in the greatest Army in the world. Born in Bogota, Colombia, it was always his dream to serve in the Army. In 2011, when he officially became a soldier in the U.S. Army, Specialist Peralta – Correa said he finally found his true vocation in life. While serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan as an aircraft technician, Specialist Peralta – Correa was regularly exposed to explosions and rocket and mortar blasts, while also experiencing physical wear and tear from his long shifts. He returned home with many invisible wounds and after several tests he was medically discharged. Specialist Peralta – Correa suffers from severe PTSD and debilitating pain in his ankles and knees, which has made it difficult for him to walk normally. The years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have brought PTSD among military personnel to the attention of the American people as never before. Most PTSD sufferers repeatedly relive the trauma in their thoughts during the day and in nightmares when they sleep. While the condition varies from person to person, more and more studies have linked PTSD with chronic depression and suicidal ideation. For his service to his country, Specialist Peralta – Correa has been awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Campaign
Star, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas
Building Homes for Heroes invites anyone wishing to volunteer or make a donation to the organization to contact Building Homes for Heroes at email@example.com.