Villagers invited to take part in Homes for Our Troops organizational meeting

A national organization called Homes for Our Troops will be hosting a Mission Mingle on Thursday March 10 at The Waterfront Inn at Lake Sumter Landing.

The Mission Mingle will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.

Homes for Our Troops is a non-profit organization based out of Massachusetts that supports severely injured veterans who have served the country post 9/11.

The charity builds mortgage-free, specially adapted houses to give these severely injured veterans a chance to rebuild their lives starting with a new home. A lot of the veterans have suffered with partial paralysis, amputated limbs, or severe traumatic brain injury.

Strong supporter Joanna Fox of the Village of De La Vista described the “exciting” projects Homes for Our Troops work on to help veterans. She said the organization is looking to build a new home in Clermont.

Having toured around the few homes built in Florida, Fox says that the organization does an amazing job in building homes that help the veterans accustom to their new environment despite their acute injuries.

At the Mission Mingle, Fox says that soldiers whom the organization has helped will be present to explain the wonderful achievements Homes for Our Troops have done.

She further said that Justin Gaertner, who was recently given new track chair from the Villagers for Veterans, intends on attending the Mission Mingle. You can read about Gaertner HERE

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available at the event, along with the opportunity to speak with the soldiers who will present for the audiences.

For more information on Homes for Our Troops, visit

Anyone who is interested in attending should RSVP by March 1 to Suzanne Shaheen at (508)-967-9041 or email Joanna Fox may also be contacted at (352)-633-4429 for those who are interested in attending as well.

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