My Cart

No products in the cart.

100% Secure Checkout!

Staff Sergeant

Travis Dunn

Military Branch

Army

Location

Florida

Build Completion

January 22, 2021

Warrior Story

Army Ranger Staff Sergeant Travis Dunn was presented with the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat on December 2, 2014, in Afghanistan. On that day, SSG Dunn and a group of Rangers with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and Afghan special operations soldiers were on a joint operation in Nangarhar Province when they came under attack. The group sustained six hours of direct fire engagement. Despite the assault, the unit cleared multiple insurgent-held compounds and killed more than 25 enemy fighters in addition to rescuing a wounded Ranger.

SSG Dunn showed great bravery in the exchange, closing with an armed enemy in a close ambush, as well as on three barricaded shooters. During the assault, SSG Dunn was shot in the upper torso and fell from an embankment, resulting in paraplegia.

On Friday, January 22, 2021, Army Ranger Lead The Way, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and its national and local partners presented SSG Dunn and his family the keys to a brand new, mortgage-free, injury-specific accessible home in honor of his service and sacrifice.

To ease SSG Dunn’s daily challenges, the home is designed to be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with features that include: an open floor plan, wider hallways, and doorways to accommodate wheelchair, scooter, and prosthetic use; roll under countertops and sinks; and arguably most importantly, bathroom accessibility amenities that include barrier-free showers with roll-in access, grab bars, seating, and a height adjustable shower head.

“It’s the simple things like bringing in groceries, cooking a meal or taking a shower that will have the most impact on my day-to-day life in our new home. So, it’s hard to imagine all of the ways a home specifically designed to accommodate my injuries will allow me and my family to live a more comfortable life.” said SSG Dunn. “I am incredibly grateful to everyone who helped give my family the American dream.”

Please take a moment to honor SSG Dunn’s service and sacrifice by signing his guest book and leaving a message of support below. Consider donating today to help JAH4WW continue its mission of supporting combat-wounded Veterans. Your generosity makes a difference.

MEdia

Video

Event Photos

jah4ww_Travis Dunn_9
KEY CEREMONY
JAH4WW-TravisDunn-GroundBreaking
GROUND BREAKING

ACCESSIBLE FEATURES

TAILORED SPECIFICALLY FOR Our Veterans

PULL DOWN SHELVES

Veterans with eye related injuries and amputees can struggle with high cabinet shelving. Pull down shelves bring hard-to-reach items down.

APPLIANCES

Accessible appliances have features that include upfront controls, one hand operation, are easy to open and require no more than five pounds of pressure.

ZERO THRESHOLD DOORWAYS

Wider doorways with maneuvering space and zero threshold clearances make entrances that are designed to open doors for everyone.

BARRIER FREE SHOWERS

Custom built showers accessible for wheelchairs and comfortable for people of all abilities include grab bars, slip resistant floors and seating.

ACCESSIBLE COUNTER TOPS/SINKS

Lower countertops accommodate wheelchair users, allow for ease of use and are free of sharp edges. Sinks include knee clearance, space below and shallower depths.

PERSONALIZATION

Our homes are 100% accessible and include customizations for the veteran’s pastimes, interests and lifestyle such as flagpoles, dog houses, and hobby spaces.

MESSAGES FROM SUPPORTERS

Thank You

Since 2009, we have been deeply grateful for the generous contributions that have enabled us to build accessible, mortgage-free housing for Veterans wounded in combat. The resilience and determination of these Veterans has inspired our foundation’s mission; but your support allows us to continue Serving Those Who Serve Us.

Back To Our Veterans

DONATE

Donate by mail:

9845 E Bell Road; Suite 130
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Donate Online:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *