Homes for Our Troops, Inc.
Rating: 4.88 stars 32 32 reviews 4,627
6 Main St Taunton MA 02780 USA
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post – 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
Since 2004, HFOT has built over 220 specially adapted homes nationwide. Our goal is to build a home for every Veteran who qualifies for one of our specially adapted homes. HFOT builds homes as a departure point for these Veterans to rebuild their lives, and once again become highly productive members of society. Despite their life-altering injuries, many of our Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, or started families. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, these Veterans can now focus on their recovery and returning to their life’s work of serving others. Many have embraced their roles as motivational speakers, sharing their messages of persevering through tragedy with groups and classrooms around the country; others take to a national platform to promote awareness of veteran suicide, homelessness and PTSD. Their incredible stories – far too numerous to include on one page – are the driving force for the work we do here at HFOT.
severely injured, Post 9-11 Veterans and their families
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building mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post – 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
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Out association, Sacramento AFSA, had the pleasure of working with HFOT building a home here in the Sacramento area. It was truly a pleasure and honor to be a part of the project. HFOT makes a big difference in so many of our veterans lives, it was an honor to help out.
I believe that Homes For Our Troops is fulfilling the implicit promise we make to our Veterans; that our nation will take care of them when they return. @90% of all funds go into providing the severely wounded veteran a fully accessible place to live. This allows them greater freedom and ease while at home, so they can focus on continuing to be a productive citizen.
I've been to a key ceremony, and I've never been prouder to be an American.
I'm a donor, a fundraiser, and I've been to a key presentation ceremony for a young veteran. This organization does amazing work with the resources they receive. They are a first-rate charity with impeccable stewardship and I am proud to support and recommend Homes for our Troops, Inc.
I am not a recipient of one of the homes, but some of my soldiers have been. If there was a score above 5 stars, you would have it. I am so appreciative of all you do for our troops. Having a home that they can be able to function better, is a real plus!!
Thank you for being there for our military.
I run for Team HFOT and couldn't be provider to raise money for such an amazing organization!! It makes me so happy when people know about the organization when I talk to them because that means the word is getting out about all the amazing things Homes for Our Troops is doing!!
I have volunteered at two home builds with Homes for our Troops. They were both incredible experiences. They go all out to make sure that they are not only honoring the veteran receiving the house, but also to ensure they are getting a new home that is a quality product, right down to the sod laid in the yard. Outstanding folks to work with and great organization.
While we haven't moved into our new house yet I can tell you how absolutely life changing this will be- to not have to worry about my husband falling in the shower, or getting burned trying to prepare meals. This house will allow us to be a better family because there will be no more barriers around the home. My son and I won't have to watch him struggle any longer. There will never be enough words that can fully express what this means to us. This is the light at the end of the tunnel and I can't wait to finally reach it.
As a volunteer on the build for Kevin and Lauren Jaye's home, I saw first hand how incredible this non-profit is. Their ability to bring together community partners to help "bring our wounded veterans home" to an home adapted for their needs, was amazing.
We donate to Homes for Our Troops because they are so much more than what you read on paper. Yes, they do a great job with donations. Nearly every penny of our donation goes directly to building these homes. But the thing I was able to see, in person, was the dedication and passion the men and women of HFOTS bring to their mission.
There is such a need for these homes. We are proud to say we support them in that mission.
As a sponsor, we could not be happier with the wonderful work Homes For Our Troops does. We have been able to meet with these brave men and woman and learn their stories and see how much Homes For Our Troops has helped them providing mortgage-free homes that have been designed for the individual's special needs that range from wheelchair ramps to pull-down cabinet accessories and from roll-in showers to wider door frames. It is a great honor for us to be work with this organization and to help our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much.
The spirit and initial vision of this organization is what makes this a five-star operation. But that is lost in the back room dealings and practices of the executive management and board of directors. Management directed statements that mislead donors and supporters, such as, "Nearly 90 cents on the dollar." Truth is this statement means the spending is in the 80 percentile, but is marketed to mislead.
To spend $600,000 (or more), for remodeling, and to use corporate donations so staff can have on site shower and locker facilities, and fully equipped kitchens, is misuse!
To pay the upper management $160,000 and $120,000 per year PLUS air fare and rental cars to and from home and work twice a week, again, is wrong. The donors and supporters have no idea about the amount of wasted money being thrown away!
Finally, the sheer number of personnel turnover is staggering! Just at the upper management level, in just 12 years there have been 3 presidents, 2 executive directors, 3 CFO's, countless managers and standard employees, all under the management excuse, "well nonprofit work isn't for everyone!"
To the veterans served by this organization, God bless you and thank you for you service.