Memorial Day weekend holds big plans for the Connecticut Chapter of House of Heroes, which will kick off the organization's first project with a Launch Event on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at Signature Brand Factory, 409 Canal St., Milldale (Southington).
House of Heroes is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free home repairs to military and public service veterans who cannot afford the repairs and/or are not physically capable of undertaking the repair work.
The first House of Heroes construction projects for three veterans and their families have been identified, which will be completed by volunteers throughout Memorial Day weekend. One of the project homes is on Still Hill Road in Hamden, along with homes in Stratford and Meriden.
On Saturday, May 26 at 7 a.m. House of Heroes will hold a pep rally to get the day of construction off to a good start. The rally will take place at the Hamden Plaza, 2100 Dixwell Ave., after which work will start on the veteran's home.
To meet the costs associated with these projects, House of Heroes has set financial goals of $20,000. The cost of Friday evening's launch event, which will feature music by songwriter Tim Maggart is $50 per person with extended invitations to family, friends and business partners for an evening of music, patriotic festivities and fundraising efforts for a worthy cause.
On Monday, House of Heroes representatives will be marching in the town's Memorial Day Parade starting at 10 a.m. at the Plaza, after which veterans and volunteers will celebrate the inaugural HOH weekend with a picnic on Joyce Road from 1 to 4 p.m.
Registration and more information on fundraisers and upcoming events can be
found on the House of Heroes website, www.HOHCT.org.
Many veterans today find themselves on a difficult journey, and House of Heroes is here for them in their time of need. House of Heroes provides essential home repair services which benefit the each individual veteran based on their situation. All of the work is accomplished through community volunteerism and all funding is provided through private and corporate donations.
“As a U.S. military veteran, I have always taken great pride in the service I have provided to our country. With the assistance from our financial supporters and many volunteers, House of Heroes will be able to honor many of the veterans who have fallen on difficult times by ensuring that they have a safe place to call home,” said Bill May, Chairman, House of Heroes Connecticut. “All contributions bring us one step closer to achieve our goal of improving the lives of these heroes.”
Businesses looking to sponsor or donate to any of our events can contact May at Bill@Houseofheroesct.org or call 203-464-2455.