Aireco Supply Helps Homes for Our Troops
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 get around.
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.”
Published: January 2012