The Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International’s (HARDI) Impact Committee is working with HALO (Helping All Live On) to kick off HARDI’s 2013 Homes for Our Troops campaign. The mission of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations.

“This year, HARDI’s Impact Committee will follow a build located outside of Cottonwood, Ariz., near where the 2014 HARDI annual conference will take place Dec. 7-10,” said Dave Chatmon, chair of the HARDI Impact Committee. “We’ve been so thrilled to see an increasing amount of distributors signing up to contribute. HARDI members, Russ Geary, Geary Pacific Supply, and Greg Bush, Bush Supply, have been particularly involved with the kickoff of this campaign.”

Homes for Our Troops is building a home in the Verde Valley for Sgt. Jordan Maynard, wife Jennifer, and son Jay. On a foot patrol with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, squad leader Sgt. Maynard stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) resulting in injuries so severe both of his legs required amputations above the knee. The new home will provide Maynard with the accessibility he needs to accommodate the injuries he suffered.

Publication date: 12/23/2013

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