Lifetime Windows & Siding Set to Participate in Key Ceremony for Sergeant Benson

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Army veteran Sergeant Latseen Benson, who lost both his legs in Iraq, will receive the key to his new home during a ceremony hosted by the non-profit organization Homes for our Troops at 11am on October 22 at 498 Heritage Trail in Elizabeth, Colo.

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Mr. Benson deserves our best product and effort. We are very thankful for his commitment to serve our country.

Army veteran Sergeant Latseen Benson, who lost both his legs in Iraq, will receive the key to his new home during a ceremony hosted by the non-profit organization Homes for our Troops at 11am on October 22 at 498 Heritage Trail in Elizabeth, Colo.

Homes for our Troops and Lifetime Windows and Siding -- a Denver provider of windows, replacement windows and siding -- will provide the combat veteran with a specially-adapted home so he can live independently with his wife and son.

In 2005, Benson was injured in an explosion during his second deployment to Iraq. While on patrol with his unit, he was inspecting a vehicle when a bomb buried in a grain sack exploded. Benson was airlifted to Germany, where he underwent his first surgery, spending the next nine months at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, before being transferred to an out-patient treatment facility in Texas.

Now at home in Colorado, Benson remains very active by participating in adaptive sports like skiing, SCUBA, hand cycling and tennis. Thanks to Homes for our Troops and Lifetime Windows and Siding, he and his family will have a home where he can lead an independent lifestyle. Beginning on July 17, with only a foundation, a building brigade of volunteers and local businesses provided the necessary labor to complete the new home for the Benson family. Employees of the Denver area window provider and installer, Lifetime Windows and Siding, contributed their time to install triple-pane windows donated by the company. With the new windows weatherproofing the home, interior construction could begin.

Company owners Peter Svedin and Jason Lewis explained that Lifetime Windows has grown quickly as one of the most reputable contractors in the Denver metro area for windows, replacement windows, siding and paint. “So we decided to look for an organization or charity to join to help people in need,” the owners said. They added, “Mr. Benson deserves our best product and effort. We are very thankful for his commitment to serve our country. Sometimes we take for granted our freedom and wonderful life here, with all the mountains, music venues, restaurants and wildlife that Colorado offers. It is thanks to the men and women in uniform that we can live in peace in the US.”

Benson is one of many injured veterans to receive a mortgage-free home from Homes for our Troops. The organization has many home projects underway across the country, working with local companies to complete homes that are not only adapted to the needs of injured veterans but which are also energy efficient. Using Lifetime Energy Star windows allows the Homes for Troops to obtain a certification by LEEDS, an agency that provides verification that a home was constructed according to green standards. By using materials such as fly-ash concrete, triple-pane windows and recycled metals, LEEDS buildings conserve energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and provide good for stewardship for our natural resources.

Lifetime Windows and Siding offers the highest quality, energy efficient windows, replacement windows, siding and doors from top manufacturers. The company’s factory-trained craftsmen have over 15 years of combined experience installing custom manufactured products.

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