Homes for Our Troops to Host Three-Day Build Brigade to Start New Home in Kuna for Severely Injured Veteran

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Local General Contractor Cotner Building Company of Meridian, Idaho, joins the cause for Marine LCpl Randal Wright

Wright was left a triple amputee after stepping on an IED while securing a compound in Afghanistan

Homes for Our Troops (, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will hold a three-day Build Brigade in Kuna, Idaho on July 20 - 22, to begin construction of a home for Marine Lance Corporal Randal Wright.

The Build Brigade begins with a ceremony Friday, July 20 at 8:30 a.m. Following the opening event, volunteers will work together to raise the home’s first wall. The goal of the three-day build is to frame, side, and roof the house and install windows and doors. Interior and finishing work will be completed in the following months. The home will provide Wright with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. Video Interview with Cotner Building Company

Wright was left a triple amputee after stepping on an IED while securing a compound in Afghanistan on May 7, 2010. He looks forward to recovering in a home built to accommodate his needs, providing him with more freedom and independence.

“Receiving a specially adapted home from Homes for Our troops will allow me to live as normal a life as possible…it is awesome for me to think about and look forward to. It will allow me to be independent again and has lifted a great deal of weight off of my shoulders,” said Wright.

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WHO:         Marine Lance Corporal Randal Wright
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WHEN:         Build Brigade Kick-Off Ceremony: 8:30 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2012
Continuing Saturday and Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:     36 S. Marko Ln., Kuna, ID 83634
CONTACT:     Jennifer Fiorentino, Homes for Our Troops (508) 823-3300 x240
LOCAL BUILDER: John Cotner 208-941-9623 john(at)cotnerbuilding(dot)com

About Homes for Our Troops:
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded in 2004. Homes for Our Troops’ mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors. Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator.

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