Homes For Warriors Starts 2015 With New Construction
By Yvonne Martinez, City of Palm Bay // February 5, 2015
demolition operation began feb. 2
ABOVE VIDEO: A wounded Army sergeant who lost both legs below the knee during a 2013 tour of duty in Afghanistan will be the recipient of Palm Bay’s first home in the city’s “Homes for Warriors” program, a project by the city’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS) in partnership with the Space Coast Paratroopers Association, a non-profit group that helps local veterans.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The latest home project for a wounded warrior in Palm Bay began with a demolition operation on Monday.
Wells Fargo donated the home on Butler Avenue to the Homes for Warriors program.
Because it was deemed uninhabitable the city partnered with Frank-Lin Excavation Inc., which donated its services to demolish the home.
Plans are currently underway to design the layout for the new house and identify a qualifying veteran to receive it.
“This is an exciting project because we are able to build it from the foundation up,” said Bob Williams who manages the Homes for Warriors program for the city.
“This is the first of three homes that will actually involve new construction.”
Plans are also underway to clear a one-acre vacant lot on Oldenburg St. SW where two new homes will be constructed.
Renovations to a home on Rhapsody Street are expected to be done within the next 45 days. That home will be presented to U.S. Army Specialist Sean Taylor and his family.
Volunteers are always welcome and needed. Please contact Robert Williams at 321-733-3042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.