The HCN Helping Veterans Crusade
The HCN Helping Veterans Crusade is more than just a logo. This editorial crusade marks the beginning of a commitment to getting the word out about organizations and programs that help veterans. We’ll be covering these organizations in the months ahead and keeping track of the many ways the industry can help.
Are you aware of an organization dedicated to the housing needs of veterans? Let us know here.
Helping A Hero
Helping A Hero is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that enables all Americans to say, "Thank you for your service," to our wounded heroes in a tangible way. It builds specially adapted homes for severely injured military personnel and their families, and adapts these homes for the specific injuries and challenges of our wounded heroes.
Veterans Airlift Command
The VAC provides free air transportation to post-9/11 combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.
Yellow Ribbon Fund
The Yellow Ribbon Fund helps bridge the gaps while injured service members are recovering in the Washington, DC, area at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
ROTC race gets a head start from dealer (April 18, 2013)
In West Virginia, a veteran-oriented charity mud run received a lumber donation from 84 Lumber.
Window company sponsors Veterans Airlift mission (March 15, 2013)
North Wilkesboro, N.C.-based Window World, a replacement window and home remodeling company, sponsored a mission through the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) to bring injured Army SSG Oliver Hughes and his family from San Antonio to Asheville, N.C.
Concert raises $2.4 million for wounded soldiers (Feb. 12, 2013)
A Kix Brooks concert event for Operation Finally Home hosted at the Las Vegas House of Blues by American Country Countdown and manufacturer LP Building Products rallied building industry attendees to commit an estimated $2.4 million toward homes for wounded soldiers.
For those who give a damn (Feb. 6, 2013)
How organizations like Dealers Helping Heroes and the Yellow Ribbon Fund helped launch the HCN Helping Veterans Crusade.
NAHB competition winners design home for war veteran (Feb. 4, 2013)
The NAHB Design Committee has announced the winning team of its first-ever live design competition held during the 2013 International Builders’ Show. Four teams competed to design a home for Laura Sellinger, a U.S. Air Force veteran who sustained a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq.
NLBMDA launches Dealers Helping Heroes (Feb. 1, 2013)
Responding to the housing needs and day-to-day challenges of wounded veterans, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association launched a program called Dealers Helping Heroes.
Yellow Ribbon Fund strikes chord with LBM industry (Jan. 21, 2013)
The Yellow Ribbon Fund is an example of how an idea became a movement, and the movement became a full-blown charity -- a 501(c) (3) organization with a nine-person staff dedicated to helping those who sacrificed for their country.