G.J. Gardner Homes will present a check for $10,510 to Homes For Our Troops Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in Elizabeth, at a ceremony honoring Army Sergeant …
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G.J. Gardner Homes will present a check for $10,510 to Homes For
Our Troops Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in Elizabeth, at a ceremony honoring
Army Sergeant Latseen Benson. Sergeant Benson was on his second
deployment in November of 2005 in Kirkuk, Iraq when and IED
exploded and left him a double amputee. He will be presented with a
newly constructed home at no cost to him and his family. The home
was designed and specially adapted for Benson's needs. Benson's
wife Jessica and son Gage will be moving into the home with SGT
In addition to donating some labor and construction services to the
project, G.J. Gardner Homes will be donating over $10,000 to Homes
For Our Troops at the ceremony. The home in Elizabeth is just one
of three homes that the two organizations are partnering to build.
The second home is located in Hanford, CA and is nearing
completion. The third home in Corona, CA will break ground in
December of 2011. "
It is an honor to be involved in these projects. We feel
privileged be able to give back to those individuals, and their
families, who sacrifice so much protecting our freedom," said Scott
Moberg, Owner and Operator, G.J. Gardner Homes - Parker
Construction of the home began in June 2011 and was coordinated by
G.J. Gardner Homes - Parker, who partnered with Homes For Our
Troops, the community of Elizabeth, and countless volunteers to
build a home for the Benson family. The 2,600-square-foot
single-level specially adapted home features large door openings,
wide hallways, hard surfaced floors, roll-under work areas in the
kitchen, a master bath with large roll-in shower, and more. The
home will provide SGT Benson maximum freedom of movement and the
ability to live more independently.
SGT Benson is excited to move and start a new chapter in Colorado
with Jessica and Gage. "Homes for Our Troops means such a great
deal to me and my family. They're giving us the opportunity to
start a life in a home that allows me do everything," said SGT
Benson. "This home will let me live an independent life, and really
enjoy quality time with my family"
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