Military Branch: United States Marines
Build Completion: February 2015
Sergeant Colin Faust joined the United States Marines in 2009. In 2010 while on foot patrol in the northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Sgt. Faust stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and lost his left leg and severely injured his right leg and left arm.
In June of 2014, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) broke ground in Minnetrista, Minnesota on its first-ever, built-from-the-ground-up, handicap accessible home for Faust. In February of 2015, JAH4WW completed its first-ever complete ground home build in Minnetrista, Minnesota for Faust. The home includes customizations including handicap accessible bathrooms and kitchen and an elevator donated by Midwest Elevator and Drilling.
To successfully complete the build, JAH4WW partnered with North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (NCSRCC), which included: Carpenters, Floorcoverers, Cement Masons, Title Setters, Brick Layers, Electricians, and Insulators through Homeco Insulators. Other contributors included: Wells Fargo, Semper Fi Fund, Denali Homes, and Russ Drake Construction.
MESSAGES FROM SUPPORTERS
- Dan Lawrenzon July 4, 2021, 3:55 amThank you for your service Sarge. Semper Fi!
- Eileen Louiselleon July 3, 2021, 4:26 amColin, I grew up with your mom and dad and had the honor to be a member of their wedding party. I feel blessed to have been part of their life. I remember the phone call I received from your mom, regarding the event that changed your live and the lives of everyone that loved you. The one thing I knew hanging up the phone with your mother was that your parents would not allow this to stop your life from moving forward in a positive, meaningful way. Your journey to a new home and starting your own family is a reflection of your resilience and I know Pat and Sonja are behind you every step of the way. God bless you!!
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