Homes For Our Troops is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans, enabling them to rebuild their lives. The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has a special connection with this organization.
In 2019, Army Staff Sergeant Wallace Fanene, one of Homes For Our Troops home recipients, spoke to the attendees of ASHI’s InspectionWorld® in San Diego, CA. To support the Homes For Our Troops mission, the leadership of ASHI conducted a “text-to-give” fundraiser and by the end of SSG Fanene’s speech, more than $30,000 was raised to support a local build for Army SPC Joseph Paulk. At the time of IW 2019, Homes For Our Troops was just beginning work on SPC Paulk’s home in Fallbrook, CA. The support of ASHI members made a significant contribution to this project. On September 7, 2019, SPC Paulk received the keys to his specially adapted custom home.
Since receiving his home in 2019, Joseph has been enjoying the freedom and independence made possible living in a mortgage-free specially adapted home with his family. He is continuing to stay involved in local athletics as a coach.
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