2015

June 3, 2015

ATLANTA -He went to Iraq for our country, but Specialist Chuck Fuller came home a different man and suffers PTSD and needs a cane to get around.

More than a year of planning went into this home, hundreds of volunteers, tens of thousands of donations all came together to build his house.

They describe it as a place as healing and joy for an American soldier. 

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Veteran gets a new home
June 3, 2015

WSB-TV – Atlanta

SMYRNA, Ga. — A metro Atlanta Army specialist is enjoying his first day in his new home, thanks to volunteers.

“This is awesome. We never expected anything like this. It's amazing," said Spc. Charles Fuller as he received the key to his brand new home.

Fuller said the house is a dream come true, not just for Fuller, but also for the couple who came up with the idea in memory of their daughter, Dana Walters.

Walters died in 1994 from cystic fibrosis.

“Today, standing in front of it, and knowing that my child would be looking down on it, and saying, ‘Yes, mama, that's the right thing to do,’ I get goosebumps," said Karen Walters, Dana’s mother....

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Injured Army specialist receives new home, Lee Greenwood performance
May 15, 2015

Adkins Elementary School students and staff celebrated Armed Forces Day by welcoming a military veteran who knows the meaning of service, Staff Sgt. Johnnie Yellock II.

Staff Sgt. Yellock, who retired from the U.S. Air Force after sustaining leg injuries in Afghanistan, spoke to Adkins Aviators about his experiences in the military as well as the importance of service of all types – service to others, for instance. That dedication to service is a goal Staff Sgt. Yellock said he constantly strives to maintain.

“With both my parents having been in the military, I had a pretty good idea that I also wanted to enlist and serve,” he said. “Being in the military taught my parents values...

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Adkins Celebrates Armed Forces Day with Military Hero
May 5, 2015

A 450-strong crowd filed into the Hyatt Regency hotel downtown to attend the Helping a Hero Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Helping A Hero is a nonprofit that provides specially adapted homes for wounded veterans; the event honored volunteers who help empower the lives of wounded veterans and also raise the funds necessary to support them.

Deborah Duncan served as mistress of ceremonies and entertainment was provided by country singer Lee Greenwood, who is most well-known for his song “God Bless the USA.” U.S. Army retired specialist, Justin Lane, performed “Only A Mountain” along with an inspiring speech.

Charles W....

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Houston Heroes Honored
March 20, 2015
Helping A Hero home recipient SPC (Ret.) Aaron Estes with volunteer and "Grandmother," Dottie Wainwright, of Daughters of the American Revolution

 

Helping A Hero and Parker Built Homes to Break Ground on Adapted Home for Wounded Veteran

TAHLEQUAH, Okla., March 17, 2015 – On March 24, Mayor Jason Nichols, the Cherokee Nation, and Oklahoma State Senator (Retired) Jim Wilson will join Helping A Hero and Tulsa-based Parker Built Homes as they break ground on a customized adapted home for wounded warrior SPC (Ret.) Aaron Estes at 22288 Stick Ross Mountain Road, Tahlequah, OK 74464.  Post-9/11 veteran, Estes, is a member of the Tahlequah community with a story that has never been told. 

This is the organization's first adapted home to be built in Oklahoma, and the community is...

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February 20, 2015

By Brian Scott

Johnnie Yellock II has broken ground on a lot of special homes for American heroes, but this ground breaking will be the one he never forgets: his own.

On Thursday the non-profit group Helping-a-Hero broke ground in Lantana on a new, custom home for Yellock. Yellock serves as Veteran Liaison for the group that helps injured veterans, but is also one himself.

On July 6, 2013 while serving in the U.S. Air Force Combat Control, the vehicle Yellock was riding in drove over an I.E.D. nearly killing the North Texan. "I was catapulted up onto the top of the vehicles," said Yellock.

"I looked down and saw...

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Work Begins on Home for Wounded Veteran
February 20, 2015

A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday in Lantana officially marked the start of work on a specially adapted home for severely wounded veteran, SSgt. (Ret.) Johnnie Yellock II, USAF.

Officials from Denton County and area communities gathered to mark the start of the four-bedroom wheelchair-accessible home on Verbena Lane in the Bandera neighborhood through HelpingaHero.org.

The home will be built by Highland Homes with four bedrooms, three adapted bathrooms, an office, extended patio and other accessible features. 

HelpingaHero.org is building four homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has previously partnered on homes for five wounded warriors. In addition to the Lantana home...

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Officials break ground on Lantana home for hero
February 20, 2015

LANTANA, TX – – Helping a Hero broke ground Thursday on a four bedroom handicap accessible home for wounded warrior SSgt (Ret) Johnnie Yellock, USAF.

Yellock was a combat controller for the Air Force; he was wounded by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan in 2011.

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Real Hero: Team Breaks Ground on New Home for Wounded Warrior
February 2, 2015

Joonathan Rivenbark had his dream of joining the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force cut down by a hail of machine gun fire in Afghanistan almost...

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Helping a Hero: Special Home Goes to Wounded Soldier, Wife
January 21, 2015

On Saturday, November 15, 23 wounded veterans and their families enjoyed a day of competitive shooting and mixing with sponsors and volunteers at Pawnee Sporting Clays of Fayetteville, Texas. The shooting range sponsored the event in conjunction with the Helping A Hero Foundation of Houston, whose mission is to help severely wounded veterans of the war on terror and their families adjust to life after injury.

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Clays Of Gratitude—Helping A Hero

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