Marine Sergeant Marcus Dandrea now has a new place to call home in Haymarket.
According to a release, 84 Lumber and Homes for Our Troops partnered together to build a new home for Dandrea and his family, that was customized to meet their needs.
“The home has been provided by Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post 9-11, to enable them to rebuild their lives,” stated a release.
Dandrea lost both of his legs in 2011 in an IED blast while on his second deployment in Sangin, Afghanistan, stated a release. Both legs required amputations above the knee, and this has greatly impacted Dandrea’s mobility, according to a release.
“At 84 Lumber, we have always supported our nation’s armed forces and those who give back to protect our country, like Marine Sergeant Marcus Dandrea. We hope that Marcus’ new home will provide him with comfort and will help him rebuild his life in the spirit of Homes for Our Troops’ mission,” stated President and Owner of 84 Lumber Company Maggie Hardy Magerko in a release.
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