Community projects supported by RAM Industrial, Inc.

logo for homes for our troopsRAM Industrial is helping with this project in Colorado.
Homes for Our Troops is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 2004. This organization is strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries. We assist severely injured Servicemen and Women and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and coordinating the process of building a new home or adapting an existing home for handicapped accessibility.

*All services provided by Homes for Our Troops are at no cost to the veterans we serve.

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SSG Travis Strong

Denver, CO

picture of SSG Travis StrongSSG Strong, 29, was in the middle of his second tour in Iraq when the Stryker armored combat vehicle he was patrolling in was hit by a roadside bomb called an explosively formed penetrator.

He lost both of his legs in that explosion and has undergone months of rehabilitation, recovery and therapy to learn how to use his new prosthetics. Travis has a loving wife Misty and two beautiful children Sean and Brianna who have gone on this long journey of recovery along with him.

Right now, the Strongs live in Navy base housing and as soon as Travis is discharged in a couple of months, they must leave the base and find alternative housing. Homes for Our Troops is helping this family by building them a specially adapted home and giving them a head start on a new life.

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Roof raised for disabled veteran and his family


June 21, 2008

GOLDEN -- Hundreds of volunteers are helping Army Staff Sgt. Travis Strong and his wife and two children settle in Colorado after his rehabilitation from war wounds.

Strong lost his legs to a bomb blast while he was serving in Iraq two years ago. He's been forced to move his family between military bases and treatment centers.

The nonprofit group Homes for Our Troops is building a four-bedroom wheelchair-accessible home for him in northeast Golden.

"Whoever is in the Army knows, you get sent to a lot of different places. You never really have a stable life," said Strong. "So this is definitely going to be a lot better, being able to stay in one place, and have the kids stay in one school."

Strong lived in Colorado as a youngster and was anxious to return. His new home is the product of a unique partnership involving Homes for Our Troops, the Colorado Credit Union Association, and the Democratic National Convention Committee.

Convention Committee CEO Leah Daughtry and Colorado Lt. Governor Barbara O'Brien toured the construction site and talked to workers on Friday.

"People look for ways to contribute, and this is such a concrete, real way to make a difference," O'Brien told organizer John Gonsalves.

"Yes, and we've already completed 28 homes," Gonsalves told her. "We have another 26 underway."

The exterior of the Strong house is expected to be done in three days and the home complete by October.

Gonsalves said the Republican National Committee has also supported other home-building projects.

To donate or volunteer for the program, you can visit www.homesforourtroops.org.

 

Contact RAM Industrial, Inc. at:

info@ram-industrial.com
P.O. Box 4335
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 646-6434

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