Jared Allen Back in Minnesota for Groundbreaking Ceremony

Jared Allen Back in Minnesota for Groundbreaking Ceremony

Chicago Bears’ defensive end Jared Allen returned back to Minnesota on Thursday June 12, 2014 for his first groundbreaking for Wounded Warrior Sgt. Colin Faust. The groundbreaking of Faust’s soon to be new home took place between 10 a.m – 11 a.m. (CST) in Minnetrista, Minnesota.

After graduating from high school in 2007, Faust joined the United States Marines in 2009. In 2010, everything took a sudden turn. While on foot patrol in the northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan, he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED), causing him to lose his left leg and severely injure his right leg and left arm. With the help of rehabilitation and the tremendous support of his family, he has made quite the recovery; however, he is still living in a small patio home in Mankato, Minnesota that is not suitable for his wheelchair.

Moved by his story and service, Jared Allen knew this was someone his foundation needed to assist. “We are pleased to finally break ground for Colin. It is with great honor that he served his country. Now, it’s our turn to repay him for his sacrifice,” said Allen. To which, Faust responded, “This means the world to me to have a home that I’m comfortable in and I can use my wheelchair. I’ll use it the rest of my life, and it’s the most generous thing anyone’s ever done for me.”

To help accomplish its first ‘from the ground up’ build, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is partnering with the Unions. The Unions involved include: Carpenters, Floorcoverers, Cement Masons, Tile Setters, Brick Layers, Electricians and Insulators through Homeco Insulators.

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Helping Heroes Night-Ops V Charity Golf Tournament

Helping Heroes Night-Ops V Charity Golf Tournament

This year’s Helping Heroes Night-Ops V Charity Golf Tournament was a tremendous success in helping to raise awareness and funds to continue to help build and remodel homes for wounded veterans.

The two-day event took place at Rustler’s Rooste and Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona from Friday, May 16 – Saturday to May 17, 2014. From a heartfelt opening VIP dinner with celebrities and warriors to a day and night packed with a silent auction, prizes, anything but your average round of golf, and the longest Slip-n-Slide competition – this year’s event really took things to the next level of success. More importantly, what made this event so special were the close connections shared with all of the wounded warriors and military volunteers.

This year’s wounded warriors included: Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, Army Sgt. John Ricketts and Ssgt. Ken Champlin. Instead of just writing a blind check, participating sponsors and supporters really got to see first hand where their money was going and the lives they were directly impacting.

In addition to Jared Allen’s ongoing involvement, this year’s event also included contributions and onsite appearances by guest celebrities such as: Wee Man, Chris Pontius, Ernie Reyes, Charlie Johnson and Hollywood Yates, just to name a few.

With the continued success of events like Helping Heroes Night-Ops V Charity Golf Tournament, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is able to continue on its mission of providing financial assistance and support to injured United States military veterans by  building handicap accessible homes to suit their individual needs one wounded warrior at a time.

For more event coverage, click here. 

SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE

Join Jared Allen and his friends at the Helping Heroes Gala on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the legendary Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago, to help raise funds and awareness for Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) Foundation. With a black-tie attire evening of live entertainment, mingling, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction to honor our heroes – this year’s Gala is sure to be a memorable night you won’t want to miss!

Since the first Helping Heroes Gala in 2012, the event continues to be successful at keeping the foundations mission alive. With your ongoing support, JAH4WW can continue to make a difference in the lives of Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, Army Sgt. John Ricketts, Sgt. Colin Faust and other wounded warriors.

More details coming soon to helpingheroesgala.com