Mischer Development/Cypress Creek Lakes and Perry Homes Break Ground on Wounded Hero Program Home
HelpingaHero.org, Perry Homes and Mischer Development/Cypress Creek Lakes are holding a groundbreaking ceremony next Tuesday, July 17th, 2012, at 10:30 am for a new home for Houston area Hero SSG Marty Gonzalez, USMC (Ret.) and his family.
Perry Homes is building the home and Cypress Creek Lakes donated the homesite for this home for the Gonzalez family as part of the HelpingaHero.org Wounded Hero Home Program.
The event will be held at 20123 Everhart Springs Drive, Cypress, TX 77433. Special guests Judge Marc Carter and Edd Hendee will be in attendance as well as Perry Homes Division President Grant Wagner, Mischer Partner Walt Mischer Jr., Mischer Partner Paula Mischer, and Mischer Vice President Randy Corson. Please RSVP to TX@HelpingaHero.org.
Marty graduated from The Woodlands High School and was an employee of Woodforest National Bank. He joined the Marines and deployed to Iraq in 2004. His unit was assigned to Fallujah and they daily encountered insurgents and gunfire. He received three Purple Heats for injuries sustained from the enemy and 2 Bronze Stars for his amazing valor in combat. An enemy grenade was thrown at him while pulling a trapped Marine out of a court yard, he was hit in the face with a grenade while rescuing another Marine, and finally he was shot by an insurgent through the right humorous bone twice. It has taken 9+ surgeries to get him on his road to recovery. He has 2 metal plates and screws holding his arm together. He also broke his back and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. He also suffers from PTSD. He played a pivotal role in forming the Veteran’s Court in Texas.
He recently married his lovely wife, Tawnee, and he has 3 children. He dreams of becoming a coach one day.
HelpingaHero.org is a 501 (c) (3) organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely wounded heroes injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
To date HelpingaHero has awarded 60 homes in 15 states.
Their goal in providing homes to our wounded heroes is to provide them with a space fully adapted to their special needs. This enables them to transition successfully into our community and to provide the tools they need to succeed in life. Some of the adaptations for wheelchair bound recipients include wider doors, lower countertops, roll under sink, roll in shower, tile/wood floors throughout the home, etc… and these homes are built in planned communities where they receive ongoing support from neighbors, the Home Owners Association, and their local Rotary Club.
HelpingaHero.org has built homes for paraplegics, quadriplegics, amputees—single, double, triple, double arm, single arm, Burn Victims, Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder…and has awarded homes to a single amputee female soldier and a double amputee female soldier.
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For more information, please go to HelpingaHero.org