Homes for our Troops will hold a three-day Build Brigade April 1-3 in support of the 100th home built for American veterans. The HARDI philanthropic partner, Homes for Our Troops, is a non-profit organization committed to building homes specifically adapted to meet the needs of severely injured veterans.

The home is being constructed in Fredericksburg, Va., for Marine Sgt. Kenny Lyon. Lyon was on his second deployment in May 2006 when a mortar attack near Fallujah, Iraq, left him with severe injuries resulting in the amputation of his left leg above the knee, a shattered jaw, and irreversible nerve damage to his left arm and hand. Efforts to build Lyon’s new home will kick-off with a ceremony on April 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Three member companies of the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International helped make the project possible. Virginia Air Distributors donated the HVAC system for the home, East Coast Metal Distributors donated the HVAC supplies, and Ferguson Enterprises donated the electrical and plumbing fixtures.

“It has been a privilege to work with Homes for Our Troops and give back to those who make protecting our safety and freedom their job,” said Chris Baker, Virginia Air president and COO. “We are grateful for the opportunity to be included in such an honorable cause.”