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September 1, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A group dedicated to helping veterans presented the keys to a new accessible home to a wounded Minnesota veteran.

Jack Zimmerman lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan. On his 27th birthday Monday, the nonprofit organization Helping a Hero worked with local partners to present this home in Elysian to him and his family.

Right past Beaver Dam on German Lake just outside Elysian, sits a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home, built for a hero.

Jack Zimmerman followed his grandfather’s footsteps and joined the Army. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and on March 9, 2011, while on patrol, Jack stepped on an IED. He was rushed to a military...

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September 1, 2016

The Houston-based non-profit, non-partisan organization, Helping A Hero, will present a specially adapted home for local wounded hero, SPC (Ret.) Jack Zimmerman, USA, on Monday, July 25 at 9:30 a.m. in Elysian, Minn. Senator Ted Cruz will officially present the keys to SPC Zimmerman in honor of his sacrifices for our country. Families are encouraged to attend to show their support and children are welcome at this patriotic event. The Welcome Home will occur on the same day as SPC Zimmerman’s birthday.

Jack Zimmerman, 27, is a native of Cleveland, MN and joined the Army where he graduated from Airborne school in Ft. Benning. Zimmerman deployed to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division...

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September 1, 2016

AUBURN, Ky. -- For many of America's injured service men and women, life after the military can be a challenge. But as retired Army Sgt. J.D. Williams and his family discovered, achieving independence at home doesn't have to be a chore.

For the Williams family, having a home to call their own has been a long time coming.

"I think half of my daughter's life she grew up in a hotel room," J.D. told CBN News. "It's just been pretty stressful for the past few years that I've been injured. 

IED Explosion

On October 9, 2010, Williams stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and the explosion took both...

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June 9, 2016

Helping A Hero provides "More Than A Home." In the first of a multi-part introspective video series about the non-profit organization, severely wounded veterans SSGT (Ret.) Daniel Gilyeat and SPC (Ret.) Justin (J.P.) Lane reflect on the terrifying days that changed their lives forever. "Helping A Hero is really more than a home. It's a big family that dedicates their lives to bettering the lives of those who serve."

April 11, 2016

The Imporvised explosive device blast that left him with burns over most of his body hasn't stopped retired Marine Master Sergeant Blaine Scott from continuing to do good.

And, after years of helping others, Scott and his family soon will receive a little help from the Houston-based nonprofit organization Helping a Hero. 

Helping a Hero -- at a  ceremony with Scott, his family and members of the community -- recently broke ground on an adapted hom in New Braunfel to help the wounded soldier live the life he always wanted.

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