The national nonprofit organization, Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) donated a specially adapted custom home to Army Specialist Jarrod Addison on Saturday, July 11, 2020. SPC Addison was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan.
On May 9, 2011, SPC Addison was on his first deployment with the 615th Military Police Company in Zormat, Afghanistan, when he sustained a gunshot wound to his foot, resulting in severe damage to his left ankle. In the future, Jarrod may decide to have his foot amputated to relieve him from daily pain and discomfort.
SPC Addison’s new home features more than 40 major special adaptations such as widened doorways for wheelchair access, a roll-in shower, and kitchen amenities that include pull-down shelving and lowered countertops. The home will also alleviate the mobility and safety issues associated with a traditional home, including navigating a wheelchair through narrow hallways or over thresholds, riding on carpets, or reaching for cabinets that are too high. HFOT donated the home to SPC Addison, thanks to contributions from donors, supporters, and corporate partners.
“Homes For Our Troops is doing noble work, making a different not just for Veterans, but their families as well,” says Jarrod.
Currently, there are over 75 active projects in need of funding to complete. To find out more on how to get involved or make a donation visit www.hfotusa.org.
Read more about Jarrod’s story at www.hfotusa.org/addison.