We want to help a long-island raised veteran, Brian. He is a great guy who proudly went into the Army. He was in Iraq when an IED detonated and he almost lost his life. On his right side he had injuries to the tibia and fibula and his ankle was broken in three places. They put in a titanium rod to support the breaks and informed him that if it didn't hold they would have to cut off his leg. On the right side his PCL was torn completely off of the bone, which they repaired by giving him a cadaver for his knee. He also had TBI Traumatic Brain Injury, which caused some hearing loss and pressure in his head like someone is squeezing it.
Brian put his life on the line to defend our country and came very close to losing it. He and his family have suffered a great deal as a result. Brian suffers from PTSD and has become severely depressed, to the point that he has said he does not want to live anymore. However he does have a lot to live for, his wife and four young children being the most important reasons. Brian is not able to work and when his wife lost her job they fell behind on bills and have had a lot of trouble catching up. Although he currently lives in Alaska (he was stationed there when he met his wife) Huntington is the town that he grew up in. We are asking for individuals, businesses and the community as a whole to come together and show him that his hometown appreciates his sacrifices by helping to alleviate some of their financial burden. This gesture would mean a tremendous amount to them financially as well as emotionally. This is a guy that was so proud to fight for us, we would like to return the favor and show him that we will fight for him.
This is where we need your help. All donations will go directly to Brian. In his honor we will makeover the kitchen of the Freeport Beacon House, which is home to a group of formerly homeless veterans. Suite Pieces will be providing all materials to refinish cabinets as well as offering a discount to all those who donate for the month of July. The Home Depot will be donating appliances, countertops and other materials needed for the kitchen. 4Thought Financial Group will be assisting in collecting donations.
We can never repay the sacrifices made by these incredibly selfless individuals, but we can do this. By doing so, we will provide both mental & physical sanctuary.
Please help us show our veterans that Long Island stands with them.
About United Veterans Beacon House
United Veterans Beacon House is a Long Island 501 © (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 that is committed to serving homeless and at-risk U.S. veterans. The agency fulfills its mission by providing emergency, transitional and permanent housing and specialized supportive services to veterans in need. As the premier provider of veterans housing, Beacon House has grown to manage 36 housing locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, providing a safe haven to 550 residents annually. With a passionate commitment, Beacon House provides our veterans with the necessary coping skills for their successful return to independent living. Since its inception in 1994 the agency has positively impacted the lives of more than 20,000 veterans through its resident and non-resident programs. For more information visit www.uvbh.com
About The Home Depot Foundation
Since the first The Home Depot store opened in 1979, giving back has been a core value for the Company and a passion for its associates. Today, The Home Depot Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families and aiding communities affected by natural disasters. Through Team Depot, the Company’s associate-led volunteer force, thousands of associates dedicate their time and talents to these efforts in the communities where they live and work. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $198 million in veteran causes, and along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 33,000 homes and facilities for veterans. To learn more and see Team Depot in action, visit www.homedepot.com/teamdepot and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamdepot
About Suite Pieces
Suite Pieces, Long Island-based DIY and decorative paint boutique, is an elite and rare boutique where one can find anything to completely makeover their home décor. From furniture to paint and brushes even classes and events, Suite Pieces is truly a Do It Yourselfers haven. Suite Pieces also carries painted and unpainted furniture, many of their pieces are created with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Suite Pieces has two locations, one in Huntington and one in Massapequa. The flagship Huntington store is also home to The Shops and The Studios at Suite Pieces, which houses over 30 artists and artisans offering a variety of vintage & handmade wares. In addition to providing all the supplies necessary to complete the refinishing of the kitchen cabinets, Suite Pieces will also be offering a discount to all those who donate! Visit Suite Pieces online at www.SuitePieces.com , and on social media; Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
About 4Thought Financial Group
4Thought Financial Group is a Long Island-based company that aims to redefine how people invest their money. Headquartered in Syosset, NY, 4Thought leverages technology-driven quantitative analysis and traditional client service to help their clients maneuver through the financial planning and investment processes with ease. The 4Thought team prides itself on delivering quality service that’s highly personalized. 4Thought supports veterans and is seeking to help Lindsay Larson gather funding for the Suite Sanctuary cause. For more information, visit 4Thought Financial Group at www.4tfg.com today.
About Lindsay Larson
When I heard about Brians situation it weighed heavy on my mind. I started thinking about how I could help. Everyone has something they do well and it is almost always possible to use it for a cause you believe in. I can paint, and organize people so that is what I am going to do, and I am hoping it will bring some attention to the issue of PTSD for Brian and so many other veterans who are suffering.
- Charlie Creighton
- Dawn Costello
- Catherine Fletcher
- North Babylon Lions Club
- Catherine Kelly
Organizer and beneficiary
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