Building for America’s Bravest

Support Our TroopsBuilding for America’s Bravest is a program to construct Smart Homes for our most catastrophically injured service members returning home. Each specially-designed home uses “adaptive technology” to help our most severely injured heroes live more self-sufficient, comfortable and dignified lives.

But for every home that’s built, another three veterans are added to the waiting list. You can make a real difference in the lives of our brave service members who made extraordinary sacrifices in our place. Please help give them a home where they can enjoy a quality of life that would otherwise be impossible. See the Smart Home and meet some of America’s bravest here.

Wounded Veterans’ Day on the Bay

Here’s a heartwarming story we received from the founder of the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation, an organization that provides life-changing opportunities for men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have suffered severe injuries…

As the sun came up very early over the San Francisco Bay last Saturday morning a sleek 113-foot Sailing Schooner named Eros quietly slipped her moorings and raised her sails once again carrying a National Treasure aboard her historic decks.

From left to right: Jason Deitch, Doug Conner, Mike Conklin (Founder), Brian Vargas

Five severely wounded members of our Armed Forces enjoyed the day for some much needed R&R aboard Eros, one of the ‘Little Ships of Dunkirk’, who was used decades before to rescue the wounded and injured from the beaches of Dunkirk as Hitler’s army smashed through France in early days of World War II.

On this day, Eros had aboard her decks a new generation of injured veterans. There was Navy Ryan Sykes injured in Afganistan suffering a traumatic brain injury, United States Marine Brian Vargas who suffered a gunshot to the face, U.S. Army Ranger Dominic Annechuci who suffered a gunshot to the head just a few months ago, U.S. Army Doug Connor and U.S. Army Ranger Jason Deitch with equal unseen and hidden injuries.   Continue reading “Wounded Veterans’ Day on the Bay”