Raleigh, NC, February 20, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Operation: Coming Home (http://operationcominghome.com), a joint volunteer project by the Triangle Veterans Association, Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), the United States Veterans Corps and Royal Oaks Homes, among others, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the dedication of the organization’s fifth Hero Home on Thursday, Feb. 14 in the Forest Springs development in Holly Springs, N.C. The recipient of the fifth home is U.S. Army Cpl. Cody Stanton, a Purple Heart recipient who lost both legs due to an IED explosion while serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in January 2012.
The groundbreaking ceremony included addresses by Tim Minton, president of the Operation: Coming Home Foundation and executive vice president of the HBA; Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Homes, the builder of the fifth Hero Home; Dick Sears, mayor of Holly Springs and representatives from the U.S. Army. Stanton and his family were in attendance, as were members of the Operation: Coming Home foundation, volunteers and project donors.
Specially fitted and wheel-chair friendly, the new home will include a number of features designed to ensure easy accessibility to all rooms. The ceremony marked the beginning of construction, with the completion of the home projected for July 2013.
For more information on becoming involved with Operation: Coming Home and donating to the construction of the fifth Hero Home, visit http://www.operationcominghome.com.
“Cpl. Stanton is an outstanding young man who has demonstrated bravery in serving his country that cannot be understated,” said Minton. “Through Operation: Coming Home, we hope to give him a home where he can not only live, but thrive for years to come. This certainly would not have been possible without volunteers stepping up and making a commitment to the building process.”
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- Cpl. Stanton is a specialist with the 21st Military Police Co. from Fort Bragg’s XVIII Airborne Corps.
- He was announced as the recipient of Operation: Coming Home’s fifth Hero Home during a special halftime ceremony at NC State’s men’s basketball game versus Clemson University, as part of the university’s Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, Jan. 20.
About Operation: Coming Home:
Operation: Coming Home is a joint volunteer project by the Triangle Veterans Association, Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), the United States Veterans Corps and Royal Oaks Homes, among others. The project builds and donates homes for disabled combat veterans who have served in the Middle East, after a selection committee interviews candidates to determine the best fit. For more information, visit http://operationcominghome.com.
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