As part of its ongoing support for severely wounded military Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, the Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF)
, the non-profit organization of The Carrington Companies, recently hosted a housewarming for U.S. Army Master Sgt. David Glenn and his family in celebration of their recently completed custom home near Fort Bragg, N.C. The celebration marked the 18th home built through CCF’s signature program, Carrington House. The Carrington House program provides housing for catastrophically injured heroes and their families in three ways:
►Donations of housing near key military hospital centers for families during the difficult post-injury recovery process.
►Donated homes from Bank of America are remodeled and sold by The Carrington Companies. Funds from sales of those homes are used to build new homes for Veterans.
►The Carrington Companies repair, renovate and build custom, adaptive homes in communities across the United States to meet the unique needs of each wounded Veteran, so they can live independently and comfortably.
Every Carrington House home that is remodeled, renovated or constructed from the ground up is designed to meet the specific needs of each Veteran to restore independence for them and their families or caregivers.
According to Brandon Nicolas, vice president of the Carrington Development Company, which oversaw the project, the housewarmings are very moving events, as each brings together the many people and companies from the community who worked to make the construction of each new home a success.
“We are committed to supporting our military heroes and the sacrifices they have made for us,” said Nicolas. “It is an honor to help carry out CCF’s mission of taking care of our wounded military Veterans who have returned from service, and giving them a home they can call their own.”
Custom features in the Glenn home include:
►Wider doorways and hallways to allow for wheelchair access throughout the home, which did not exist in the previous home.
►Accessible bathrooms with five-foot turn-arounds and sinks that allow wheelchair access directly below the basins.
►Zero-threshold shower and bench for easy wheelchair accessibility.
►Custom home automation capabilities that include security system and cameras, lighting and thermostat controls managed through such devices as smart phones and tablets.
►Lower kitchen and bathroom counters to accommodate wheelchair access.
“We love our new home,” said Master Sgt. David Glenn. “The Carrington Charitable Foundation and this home have changed my life and my family’s, and we are very grateful for their support. For the first time since my injury, I am independent and can fully participate at home and with my family. This would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of the Carrington Charitable Foundation.”