COLUMBUS, Ohio — HARDI continues to work at its 2013 Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) Campaign, coordinated by HARDI’s Impact committee and Helping All Live On (HALO). According to HFOT, its mission 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 2013 HARDI Annual Conference will take place,” 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.”
HFOT is building a home in the Verde Valley for Sgt. Jordan Maynard, wife Jennifer, and son Jay. The squad leader on a foot patrol with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, Sgt. Maynard stepped on an IED resulting in injuries so severe both of his legs required amputations above the knee. This home will provide Sgt. Maynard with the accessibility he needs to accommodate the injuries he suffered.
Geary noted that he is enjoying being a part of this year’s HFOT efforts in his area.
“It is a privilege to participate in a build,” he said. “We would certainly encourage all HARDI members to do likewise.”
Bush Supply echoed the privilege and the pride felt by other participants.
“We always appreciate opportunities that allow us to use our resources to give back to our community,” said Bush. “When we saw HARDI was doing this project and that it was in our state, our home, we knew we had to participate. Thank you to HARDI and to HALO for the opportunity. From the Bush Supply family to the Sgt. Maynard family, welcome home.”
HARDI is currently accepting contributions up until the Dec. 7-10 annual conference. For more information, contact Sue Calvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.