Making a Difference
Ways we are making a difference:
- Remodel of bathroom for SSgt. Eckhoff. Details here in PDF
- JCS Transportation Initiative - a team of dedicated volunteers that drive SSgt. Eckhoff to and from his rehabilitation appointments and college classes so he does not need to rely on his only other option of public transportation.
- Payment of transportation costs for SSgt. Eckhoff's family to transport him back and forth from rehabilitation.
- Assisting SSgt. Remsburg's steps towards independence by purchasing a watch for his use in starting to track the date, time, and day, as well as help him start managing his own schedule.
- Assisting SSgt. Eckhoff's steps towards independence by purchasing a kitchen table and chairs for use in his new house, located five doors down from his parents' home.
- Paying the travel expenses for SFC Remsburg and his family to ensure they are able to be together whenever an opportunity arises.
- SSgt. Eckhoff's bathroom in his new house after he faced considerable and insurmountable red tape from the Veterans Administration regarding the project.
- Helped SSgt. Cory Remsburg's continued progress towards independence from his severe injuries by purchasing specialized furniture and other furnishings for his apartment - his first "home" after leaving the Tampa VA Hospital.
- Significant donations towards the building of a home for Cpl. Nicely and a home for Cpl. Huffman that have special features to help them cope with their injuries.
- Paying utility costs for the smart homes for Cpl. Nicely and Cpl. Huffman to allow them to freely use the special amenities of the homes.
- Remodeled bathroom for SSgt. Cory Remsburg.
- Paying travel costs for SSgt. Cory Remsburg's parents that are no longer covered by government benefits so they can be with him as often as possible.
- Setting up and funding a 529 college savings account for Taylor Heldt, daughter of LCpl. Erik Heldt, to make up the difference between the government benefit for tuition and the actual cost of tuition when Taylor attends college.
- Purchased pickup truck for Cpl. McLoud with hand controls and wheelchair lift.
- Purchased motorized and manual wheelchairs for Cpl. Justin McLoud.