Building Homes for Heroes to present new home

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 16:34 PM.

Building Homes for Heroes announces a homecoming celebration to welcome Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Hale to his new home at 73 Pelican Bay Drive, off of East Mack Bayou Road in Santa Rosa Beach, will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 6.

 Joining in the celebration will be high-ranking military personnel, members of the construction team, local dignitaries, community members, corporate sponsors, civic organizations, friends and family, etc.  The general public is encouraged to attend this unique event.

In December of 2011, Staff Sergeant Hale, an EOD technician, was severely injured in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated. Every bone in Hale’s face was broken; he suffered severe burns, and was left completely blind. He served a tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. Hale’s unit completed 1,110 counter-IED missions, destroying more than 20,000 pounds of enemy explosives. Hale, a Purple Heart recipient, estimates he disabled as many as 50 explosive devices during his last tour in Afghanistan.

Hale, his wife, Kelly, and their four children, Sheldon, Bailey, McKenzie, and Cameron, will move into a beautiful newly renovated, mortgage-free home provided by Chase Bank. The home has been extensively modified by award-winning general contracting company Randy Wise Homes, Inc. specifically to meet SSG Hale’s needs. Randy Wise Homes, the most recent builder to join the Building Homes for Heroes construction team, was recently selected for inclusion in the Southern Living Magazine’s exclusive Custom Builder Program.

"It's our turn to give back and we are honored to be associated with this project," Randy Wise, president and owner of Randy Wise Homes, Inc. said. "Not only is this a great gift for the Hale family, it is also a great opportunity for the community to be a part of something so special.” 

In addition to the home, Building Homes for Heroes will provide Hale and his family with mentoring and other support over the next two years to ensure that they are successful homeowners and establish a solid foundation for the future. Funding for the mentorship is provided by Chase and other generous donors.

Building Homes for Heroes, Inc. recognizes the tremendous sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces by supporting the needs of severely wounded or disabled soldiers and their families.  It is a national organization committed to supporting these brave men and women with a goal to build homes for families in dire need.



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