The Nevada Military Support Alliance (NMSA) announced today that the 501(c)3 organization has committed to fundraise $250,000.00 for Homes For Our Troops to build a brand new, mortgage free, specially adapted custom home for Army Sergeant Adam Poppenhouse and his young family.
As a member of the Army’s 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, SGT Poppenhouse and his team were securing a crash site in an attempt to rescue a downed pilot when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive devise (IED) in Taji, Iraq on December 3, 2006. SGT Poppenhouse immediately lost his right leg in the blast.
After nearly two years and numerous surgeries, SGT Poppenhouse elected to have doctors amputate his damaged left leg as well in order to alleviate severe, continuous pain.
“The Nevada Military Support Alliance is proud and honored to once again partner with Homes For Our Troops to raise funds for the construction of a new specially adapted custom home for SGT Poppenhouse, his wife Megan and their two young children. We look forward to the completion of the Las Vegas property this year and to presenting this great American and Nevada warrior and his family with the keys to their new home,” said Scott Bensing, Chairman of the Nevada Military Support Alliance.
The Nevada Military Support Alliance previously partnered with Homes For Our Troops in the construction of specially adapted custom homes in 2011 for Marine SGT Dylan Gray in Wellington, Nevada and in 2013 for Army SGT Timothy Hall in Hawthorne, Nevada.
“Once again, Homes For Our Troops is excited and fortunate to be able to partner with the Nevada Military Support Alliance to deliver a mortgage-free, specially adapted custom home to a Nevada family that has given so much in the defense of our great nation,” said HFOT Executive Director Bill Ivey. “Their extraordinary generosity continues to help advance our mission of building and donating homes to severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.”
Construction of the Poppenhouse Las Vegas home is scheduled to begin in March, 2019 with an estimated completion of September, 2019.
For more information about the Nevada Military Support Alliance and to donate in support of the construction of the Poppenhouse home, please visit nvmilitarysupport.org.