Wounded Warrior Project
IUPAT DC 35 apprentices help build new, accessible home for Hanson Wounded War Veteran
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, several Massachusetts building trades unions including IUPAT DC 35, and Commodore Builders, handed over the keys to a mortgage-free, injury specific accessible home in Hanson, MA to local wounded war veteran, Cpl Paul Skarinka and his family.
Boston-based Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35 helped build the house that will be presented to Cpl. Skarinka.
The drywall and painting phase began in December 2018 and was completed in March 2019.
DC 35 apprentices and trainers were onsite for over 6-weeks to complete this project.
“Painters and Allied Trades District 35 is thankful for the opportunity to be involved in the Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors project. As union members, the members of DC 35 know how to stand up for each other. In this case, we hoped we could make a difference and improve the life of Corporal Skarinka in a small gesture of gratitude for his continuing service to our nation,” said DC 35 Business Manager Jeff Sullivan.
About the project:
Founded in 2009 Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors raises money to build and remodel mortgage-free, 100-percent accessible, injury specific homes to suit the individual needs of our injured United State military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
To date the foundation has completed 10 custom homes for critically wounded veterans across the country.
“Of course, all of our projects are special but this one hit especially close to home because our Executive Director, Alex Karalexis, is from right here in Hanson. The support that we received on this project was second to none. I want to thank everyone for their support on this project, we truly could not have got it done without you,” said Jared Allen.