An estimated 16% of veterans stemming from the events following the September 11th terror attacks have serious physical injuries. Many of these veterans have trouble working and doing normal day-to-day activities. There are a few major charities that aim to build custom smart homes to assist them, like Building for America’s Bravest, and now GMC is looking to help.
Helmed by the Stephen Stiller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the program is looking to design and build at least 200 smart homes. GMC’s #enlistme campaign for wounded veterans challenges employees, fans, and partners to make the American Sign Language symbol for “house.” Supporters, in turn, should challenge others to do the same.
The foundation, named after a New York City firefighter who died in the terror attacks, has currently construction 22 smart homes. 22 more are under design or construction. Each home costs over $600,000 to build.
“Too many severely injured servicemen and women are returning to homes that just don’t meet the needs of their individual conditions,” said Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president, Buick and GMC Sales, Service and Marketing. “With the #enlistme campaign, GMC invites everyone to honor these brave veterans by showing their support on social media and making a donation.”
We here at Carl Hogan would like to thank veterans for their service!