Freedom is not Free

Protecting our freedom comes at a cost. That burden is willingly shouldered by our military families. Home at Last strives to come along side of those carrying that burden. Handicap accessible homes is the least we can offer by way of thanks for the sacrifices they have made.

Above and Beyond

Our servicemen and women often lay it all on the line in order to protect our country and our freedom, routinely going Above and Beyond. We can repay them in part by offering assistance and support when they return home. Home at Last strives to do our part by assisting combat disabled veterans with handicap accessible homes.

We NEED You

With a goal of one home per year, Home at Last is looking for partnerships from area businesses and individuals. If you are interested in sponsoring or assisting with building costs please contact us. Monetary donations are accepted online or via mail.

Wittwer Home Update

On the morning of June 27th, the Home at Last team held its Groundbreaking Ceremony in honor of the start of construction for the Wittwer property!

 

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Home at Last signage has been placed in front of the new Wittwer property!

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Home at Last 2015 - Veteran Announcement!

 

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HOME AT LAST 2015 

Home at Last Project, Inc. is proud to announce the undertaking of "Home At Last 2015" - building a home for another disabled veteran and his family.

This seventh home built by Home at Last honors a combat-wounded veteran of the military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. The family is the Wittwer’s – Marine Staff Sergeant Brandon Wittwer (Ret), wife Kasssandra and their three children, Kaydance, Karter & Kylee.  SSgt Wittwer and his wife are graduates of Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida. The thirty year old, twelve year veteran, has served our Country honorably and faithfully.

 

In his 2006 deployment to Iraq he served as a Scout Sniper Team Leader.  On a mission to locate and reduce a high value target near the Euphrates River his unit was ambushed from the nearby buildings and surrounding roof tops. SSgt Wittwer and his team were loading a evacuation vehicle when an RPG-7 exploded near his position. SSgt Wittwer experienced a brief loss of consciousness from the blast and his team was forced into a prolonged fire fight. SSgt Wittwer and his team were able to fight their way back to the forward operating base to begin rushing their wounded into the aid station. SSgt Wittwer experienced some severe head, neck and back pain radiating up and down his spine but ignored it in order to further assist the other wounded Marines in his team. SSgt Wittwer deployed again in 2013 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During this deployment he was injured again in a training exercise and required additional medical treatment.  His back pain was finally diagnosed as being caused by the multiple spinal injuries caused from the RPG explosion which led to the accelerated degenerative disk disease in his L-Spine and C-Spine plus multiple bulging disks.  This degeneration of his spine will not heal and there is a strong probably he may eventually be confined to a wheelchair. As a result of these back injuries plus the multiple head traumas and the risks associated with these conditions, SSgt Wittwer was honorably and medically retired from the Marine Corps in November 2014 with a 100% disability rating.  

 

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Central Florida is where they grew up and wish to make their home. A "disability friendly" house will be built for them in Oakland, Florida.

To succeed, this special project needs the support of local citizens, clubs, corporations, businesses, churches, civic groups and organizations. If you have been wanting "to do something" for our troops but haven't figured out exactly what that "to do" is, you need look no further, for this is it! This is a way to honor our troops who have sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom and safety.

Checks or money orders should be made payable to Home at Last Project, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 884, Oakland, FL 34760. Donations can be also made via the HomeatlastHomes.org web site.  Home at Last Project, Inc. has been approved as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service and donations are tax deductible. All donations will be acknowledged with a receipt. Please direct your comments and/or questions to the project chairman Bill Criswell by phone at 407-876-2472 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. t

Thank you for your support!!

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