Rotary Club of Maple Valley

 

The Fund a Need Project from our 2012 auction is complete.  

Cutting the ribbon are Cpl Lang, wife Kiri and one of their two sons.  Shown here with, from L to R, Homes For Our Troops President Major General (USA Retired) Timothy McHale, North Peninsula Builders Association President Garret DelaBarre, Owner Hines Construction Jerry Hines (barely visible), and Past Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd.
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The Fund a Need Project from our 2012 auction is complete.   Sean Henderson chose Homes For Our Troops after Rotarian Storm McNeil brought to his attention that the organization was planning to build the first adaptive home for a wounded veteran in our state.  Over $19,000 as well as several in-kind donations was raised at the auction.  Outdoor Play Systems provided the play set and Malones did the landscaping.  Dunham construction offered to do the sheetrock but it was done by a company in Port Angeles.  The money raised by Maple Valley Rotary was earmarked for the kitchen.  Homes For Our Troops recruits local business, builders, volunteers, and charitable organizations to build safe, fully accessible homes for our servicemen and women who are wounded in battle.  All labor and materials are donated. 

The Lang family chose Port Angeles for their home and traveled with a U-haul and their two young sons from Kanas to receive the key to their new home.  They made the trip in April for the ground breaking and the home was done just in time as at the key ceremony, they announced the arrival of their third child is expected on Valentines Day.

You can find out more about Cpl Lang and the 158 previous home recipients at www.hfotusa.org and on their Facebook page.

by Sandra Hixson-Matthews