Veterans, more than anyone, understand the importance of home. They have dedicated their lives to defending our country and protecting those at home-even when that means they have to leave their own homes and families far behind.
We at WarmlyYours are grateful to all our veterans for their selfless commitment and service, giving of their time, strength, and well-being. It’s time for us at home to give back to those who have given us so much. For every U.S. sale made over the phone or the WarmlyYours website from November 11-15, WarmlyYours is donating $2 to Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing homes for veterans with severe injuries or disabilities. Homes For Our Troops raises funds, collects building materials and coordinates professional labor to build customized, accessible homes for veterans and their families, at no cost to them. Homes for Our Troops is currently working on a project in Joliet, Ill. for the benefit of USAF Capt. Anthony “Tony” Simone and his family.
Captain Simone’s Story
On June 9, 2010, Capt. Simone, a Pararescue Captain, was on his third deployment when he was shot down in Helmand Province, Afghanistan while trying to land an HH-60 CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) helicopter to rescue an injured service member. Five service members on the helicopter were killed; only Capt. Simone and the gunner survived. Capt. Simone sustained a traumatic brain injury and other injuries in the crash. After six weeks in a coma, followed by months of recovery in different hospitals, he has received treatments and therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and continues to do so at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.
Capt. Simone enjoys spending time with his wife Andrea, and their two young children. In his free time, he also enjoys archery and attends meetings of the Joliet Archery Club. Capt. Simone and his family are looking forward to moving into their own fully accessible home, where he will have the freedom to move around without obstacles, and they can begin to focus on their future. They are thankful for the opportunity provided by Homes for Our Troops. “Semper Gumby…always be flexible!” says Capt. Simone, who strives to make the most of life. “No matter what you want in life…make the most of what you get…maximize you results! Thank you for helping me to maximize mine!”
WarmlyYours is honored to be a part of Homes For Our Troops’ efforts around the country to help veterans like Capt. Simone return home. Help us to aid Homes For Our Troops in ensuring that our servicemen and women achieve the American dream they’ve helped secure and have a comfortable place of their own to call home. Every U.S. order received from November 11-15 increases our contribution to veterans through Homes For Our Troops. It’s that simple.
Our November sales donation drive for Homes For Our Troops is just one way WarmlyYours supports our troops. Every day, all year round, we offer veterans a 15% discount on purchases from WarmlyYours through our Military and Hometown Heroes Discount program. Read More «
Check out the WarmlyYours blog to learn about other ways we have helped our heroes by providing heated flooring for a rehabilitation facility serving serving wounded warriors. Read More «
Veterans have done their part-and more. Now let’s do ours.
Contact a WarmlyYours Account Representative today at (800) 875-5285 to purchase the quality products you want, while helping veterans get the custom-built homes they need.
For more information about Homes For Our Troops, go to hfotusa.org. They are always looking for volunteers to help with local projects or fundraising. To learn how you can help out, visit their website or email Chris Mitchell, Community Fundraising Coordinator, at [email protected].
Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country!
*The Veterans Day Fundraising Sales Program applies to direct sales in the U.S. made via phone order or the WarmlyYours website.