Country music legend Lee Greenwood, along with Breland Homes, announced plans today to construct a custom-built home for a “wounded warrior” in Alabama.
Greenwood posted on Facebook, “After meeting Louis and Patti Breland of Breland Homes in Huntsville, AL a couple months ago we started talking about doing something to a help a veteran in North Alabama.”
Greenwood has found success in recent years as his patriotic song, “God Bless the U.S.A.,” which was released in 1984 hit No. 1 on Billboard Magazine’s Digital Song Sales chart in July 2020.
The song saw a resurgence after being played often by former President Donald Trump at his rallies, with Greenwood even appearing occasionally as well.
Louis Breland said he and his wife were eager to be a part of the project.
“When Patti and I met Lee Greenwood and learned about his partnership with Helping a Hero to build homes for our veterans we jumped at the chance to help.” Said Louis Breland. “Our nation’s military and the heroes that fought for our country have a special place in our hearts and we are always looking for opportunities to honor and support them. I can’t think of a better way to do this than to build a home for a wounded warrior in our community.”
Helping a Hero raises funds and works with building partners to design the homes so they are specially adapted to the hero’s needs. Most homes include wider doorways and hallways, roll-in showers, roll under sinks and other adaptations to help our military veterans regain their daily independence after suffering combat related injuries.
“Helping a Hero is excited to partner with Breland Homes to build a specially adapted home for a wounded hero in Alabama,” Meredith Iler, Helping a Hero’s chairman emeritus and founder of its home program, said in the announcement. “We are counting on Alabamians to help us locate a brave and deserving wounded veteran who was injured while serving the country and needs an adapted home. Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our freedom, and this is a way to say ‘thank you for your service.’”
In order to qualify, a veteran must be 100 percent permanently disabled and injured in combat during the post 9-11 Global War on Terror. Click here for more information on the Nominate a Hero project. Click here for more information on the Selection Process.
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