Marine sergeant Adam Kisielewski recently received keys to his brand new home thanks to the help of Homes for Our Troops, dozens of volunteers and local businesses.
FREDERICK, Md. - Marine sergeant Adam
Kisielewski, a Marine, recently received keys to his brand new home thanks to
the help of Homes for Our Troops, dozens of volunteers and local businesses.
After losing his left arm and right leg in a 2005 explosion in Fallujah, Iraq, Kisielewski
came back to a three-story home with narrow doorways, making it difficult to
Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization that provides homes
to injured war veterans, soon initiated this project. Hundreds of volunteers
and hundreds of thousands in donated supplies and furnishings helped build Adam
a wheel-chair accessible home that features an open layout, wheel-chair-friendly
bathroom, push button doors and cubbies for his prosthetic limbs. Aireco donated
a complete Frigidaire high-efficiency HVAC system, in addition to $2,384 that
resulted from a fundraising campaign they conducted in the month of May 2011.
Hundreds of veterans and volunteers celebrated the unveiling
of Kisielewski’s new home on July 16, “Never in a million years would have
expected to have all these people out here in support of me,” he said. Homes
for Our Troops Founder and President John Gonsalves led a 45-minute ceremony
before turning the keys over to the family, who were overcome with gratitude,
“this home means so much to me, you guys will never know.”
Aireco Supply Helps Homes for Our Troops
January 12, 2012