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Homes For Our Troops donating custom house to injured soldier

The national nonprofit organization, Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) will donate a home to Army Cpl. Kevin McCloskey on Saturday, Jan. 12.

McCloskey was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan.

Shuttles will transport attendees to the event from St. John’s Anglican Church, 1150 Bristol Road, Upper Southampton, beginning at 9 a.m.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend and tour the home after the ceremony.

On June 8, 2008, McCloskey was driving a convoy with the 506th Infantry Regiment (4th Brigade), 101st Airborne Division, in Logar Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED). The explosion resulted in the loss of both his legs, vision loss in his right eye, burns all over his body, and a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

McCloskey’s new home features more than 40 major special adaptations, such as widened doorways for wheelchair access, a roll-in shower, and kitchen amenities that include pull-down shelving and lowered countertops.

HFOT will donate the home to McCloskey, thanks to contributions from donors, supporters and corporate partners.

Currently, there are more than 80 active projects in need of funding to complete. To find out more on how to get involved or make a donation, visit

Charity Watch has awarded HFOT an A rating and has included us on its list of Top-Rated Military & Veterans Charities. Additionally, HFOT is a platinum-level Guidestar participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency, meets all 20 criteria of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, and has a 3 Star rating with Charity Navigator.

Learn more about McCloskey’s story at