The nonprofit organization, Homes for Our Troops, builds specially adapted custom homes for the most severely injured service members who have been injured in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. This assistance helps these veterans rebuild their lives.
Earlier this year, the Nevada Military Support Alliance partnered with Homes for Our Troops raising money to build a new home for Army Sergeant Adam Poppenhouse and his young family. The new home is expected to be finished this month.
Poppenhouse was injured in 2006. When he was a member of the Army’s 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, his vehicle hit an improvised explosive devise (IED) in Taji, Iraq. Poppenhouse and his team were attempting to secure a crash site and rescue a downed pilot when the blast occurred.
Poppenhouse immediately lost his right leg in the blast. After nearly two years and numerous surgeries, he elected to have doctors amputate his damaged left leg to alleviate severe, continuous pain.
“The Nevada Military Support Alliance is proud and honored to once again partner with Homes For Our Troops to raise funds for the construction of a new specially-adapted custom home for Sergeant Poppenhouse, his wife Megan and their two young children. We look forward to the completion of the Las Vegas property this year and to presenting this great American and Nevada warrior and his family with the keys to their new home,” said Scott Bensing, Chairman of the Nevada Military Support Alliance.
The Nevada Military Support Alliance previously partnered with Homes For Our Troops for the construction of specially-adapted custom homes in 2011 for Marine Sergeant Dylan Gray in Wellington, Nevada and in 2013 for Army Sergeant Timothy Hall in Hawthorne, Nevada.
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