When our very own Gary Sinise started the Foundation back in 2011, he wanted to make home building a part of the organization, so in 2012, we officially launched our R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. Over ten years later, the Foundation is honored to have completed 79 mortgage-free smart-technology homes across the country for our most severely wounded heroes.
Each of these homes represents the love of our donors and supporters, grateful Americans like Gary, who do not forget the cost of freedom. Through our R.I.S.E. program, we're also providing home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to our injured, wounded, ill, and/or aging heroes.
Watch our latest video as Gary and many of our R.I.S.E. home recipients talk about how these life-changing smart homes restored their independence while supporting their empowerment for both them and their families.