Categories: Giving Back, New Homes Tampa | Posted: November 11, 2016
William Ryan Homes Tampa is pleased to share that in early 2017 we will once again partner with Building Homes for Heroes® in breaking ground on our fourth custom, mortgage-free home for an injured American veteran.
The ground up build of our Jensen floor plan is being constructed for Army Sergeant George Vera and his family, in Tampa, Florida. William Ryan Homes Tampa builds beautiful adapted homes that meet the physical needs of severely injured veterans that have suffered amputations and are often wheelchair bound.
A huge supporter of the Building Homes for Heroes mission, William Ryan Homes Tampa has previously built mortgage-free homes for Army Sergeant Joel Tavera in Central Florida, USMC Corporal Anthony Trzeciak in Riverview Florida and Army Corporal Jesse Murphree in Central Florida.
Army Master Sergeant George VeraIn his 20th year of service, in August of 2015, Master Sergeant Vera’s base came under attack from a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) driven by suicide bombers. Master Sergeant Vera exposed himself to the blast as he pulled wounded soldiers away from enemy fire. He was shot during his efforts.
Sergeant Vera suffered a spinal cord injury that resulted in paralysis. He is now confined to a wheelchair. He also suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and a loss of his vital organs, including a kidney, and part of his liver and intestines.
For his service to his country, Master Sergeant Vera has been awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal (4x), Meritorious Service Medal (2x), Army Commendation Medal (3x), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (7x), Army Good Conduct Medal (6x), the Ranger tab, Special Forces tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge and the Air Assault Badge.
Master Sergeant Vera, his wife, Angela, and their daughter, Isabella, will be gifted a mortgage-free William Ryan home in Tampa, Florida.
About Building Homes for Heroes
Building Homes for Heroes has been at the forefront of building mortgage-free homes for injured veterans for 10 years and is one of the fastest growing charities in the nation and this year is on track to gift 1 home every 10 days. This month Building Homes for Heroes is scheduled to gift their 100th home to an injured hero.
Founder and President, Andy Pujol has made the veterans they assist their #1 priority and in doing so have achieved a 94% program percentage rating for two consecutive years. This accomplishment is due in part to the fact that Pujol does not take a salary for the work he does for the organization.
Building Homes for Heroes continues to assist severely injured veterans through the implementation of additional programs such as an annual Team Building event, financial awareness program, and emergency funding programs. To find out more, visit (http://www.buildinghomesforheroes.org).