PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Here at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we stand behind the country’s current and former soldiers. We were more than thrilled to learn of a war hero in Port St. Lucie who was given a mortgage-free home.
Hugo Gonzalez, an Army Specialist, was involved in an IED explosion in Iraq in 2004. The war hero has spent the time since recovering from his injuries. Gonzalez lost his sight in the incident and suffered severe brain injuries. Last Saturday afternoon, Gonzalez, his wife, and his three daughters were given the keys to their new home.
The non-profit organization Building Homes for Heroes provides free housing for wounded veterans all over the nation. This home, outfitted specifically for Gonzalez and his needs, features handrails, textured floors, and special lighting. Because Gonzalez retained a small amount of peripheral vision, his eyes are able to catch light. The special lighting system will allow him to navigate his new home safely and confidently.
“I have everything cleared for me to aim as high and as far as possible in my personal road to recovery,” Gonzalez said upon receiving the keys to his family’s new home.
If you would like to be part of the movement that places veterans in appropriate homes, you can sign on in a number of ways. Building Homes for Heroes is always looking for volunteers that are able to donate their time and talent. Alternatively, you can host a fundraiser in your community or donate directly to the charity.
We would like to take a moment to thank Army Specialist Gonzalez for his service and offer the same thanks to anyone who has served or is serving to protect our freedoms. Thank you ladies and gentlemen, from everyone here at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene.