On October 7, 2018, I will join Team HFOT in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! I have committed to raising funds and awareness for Homes For Our Troops, a 501(c)(3) organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Making this effort extremely special is that I am dedicating my fundraising to the construction of a house for the McCardle family in my hometown of Franklin, Wisconsin. Marine Lance Corporal Bobby McCardle, an Infantryman, was on his second deployment serving with the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, in Iraq, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED). The blast resulted in the loss of his right leg, internal injuries, and a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
One of the greatest gifts we can give to these heroes is a safe & functional place to live. HFOT builds homes that provide freedom & independence for our most severely wounded veterans to live comfortably.
The donation you make to support me will help Bobby, his wife Stephanie and their children rebuild their lives in a specially adapted home. You can be assured that your donation is put to good use because Homes For Our Troops has received a high rating from Charity Navigator. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to program services for Veterans.
Thank you for your support!
Together we can make a every mile count!