Carpenters Help Provide an Accessible Home To A Wounded War Veteran

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, along with our partners RB Construction and Therma-Tru Doors joined five-time NFL Pro Bowler Jared Allen and his foundation Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, to hand over the keys to a mortgage-free, injury-specific accessible home in Batavia, IL on May 9th to local wounded Marine veteran, Cpl. Kyle Moser and his family.

On November 22, 2011, while sweeping for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Cpl. Moser sustained critical injuries including the loss of both legs and injuries to his right hand after stepping on an IED.

Despite his life-altering injuries, his determination and positive attitude have not diminished. However, Cpl. Moser and his wife had been living in a home not conducive to his needs as an amputee, which only creates additional stress on the family.

The new home, which Cpl. Moser and his wife helped design, is a continuation of the strong collaboration between Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters nationwide. The foundation is currently building five additional homes across the country with the help of the UBC.

“Our skilled labor force is dedicated to the communities where we live and work,” said Gary Perinar, Executive Secretary-Treasurer. “Our hard-working men and women have the utmost respect for all those who serve in our military. Veterans are also a crucial part of our membership, which is another reason why we are so proud to build this home for the Moser family.”

Founded in 2009, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors raises money to build and remodel mortgage-free, 100-percent accessible, injury-specific homes to suit the individual needs of our injured United States military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, the foundation has completed 11 custom homes for critically wounded veterans across the country.

“This project is a long time coming,” said Jared Allen. “We are so happy to be handing these keys over to Kyle and Alex and to watch as they grow their family in a home that works for Kyle’s injuries—that they can be comfortable in.”

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