Raleigh, NC, August 22, 2012 --(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), and Royal Oaks Building Group, among others, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the dedication of the organization’s fourth Hero Home on Aug. 16 in Lexington Plantation in Cameron, N.C. The recipient of the fourth home is U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Richie Chavis, who was severely injured after two months in serving in Afghanistan on Nov. 29, 2010.
The groundbreaking ceremony included addresses by Tim Minton, president of the Operation: Coming Home Foundation and executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, Maj. Paul Greenberg, executive officer to the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East organization, and Rich Van Tassel, president of the Royal Oaks Building Group. Chavis spoke to the crowd and repeatedly thanked the Operation Coming Home foundation, volunteers and donors for their efforts as well.
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 early December.
For more information on becoming involved with Operation: Coming Home and donating to the construction of the fourth Hero Home, visit http://www.operationcominghome.com.
“We are honored to recognize the tremendous service, dedication and bravery of Lance Cpl. Chavis,” said Minton. “He is a source of great inspiration to everyone on this project, and we look forward to presenting him with a home to thank him on behalf all of the many men and women who have been wounded in combat while serving our country.”
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Operation: Coming Home is a joint volunteer project by the Triangle Veterans Association, Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), and Royal Oaks Building Group, 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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