(Hillsboro) The national nonprofit organization, Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) will celebrate the delivery of its 300th specially adapted custom home with two events this week.
The home will be donated to Army Sergeant Nathan Shumaker in Hillsboro.
SGT Shumaker, a Purple Heart recipient, was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan. Teresa Franco Verity with HFOT explains how these custom homes help disable veterans.
Verity says it all begins on Friday morning with a Volunteer Day.
On May 4, 2010, SGT Shumaker was on a fire mission when an enemy mortar round struck him and his unit in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.
The attack resulted in the loss of his left leg and damage to the right leg.
Now medically retired, Nathan enjoys spending time outside with his wife Missy and their two children.
He earned his master’s degree in social work from St. Louis University in May 2018.