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Wounded Hero U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (Ret.) Ian Prescott Home Dedication

September 28th, 2023

We were honored to welcome wounded hero U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (Ret.) Ian Prescott and his wife, Carrie, into their forever home. Not only does this home help restore Ian’s independence, but it also empowers him in all the great things that lie ahead. His home is mortgage-free, contains specially adapted technology, and is custom-made to fit his needs.

Our eyes were filled with tears, and our hearts were full of love watching Ian and Carrie speak about what this home means to them as they received the call from Gary Sinise to tell them the news.

"It was a little kind of star shock," Ian said. "We were sitting here talking to Gary Sinise, and he was talking about how awesome it was to be giving us this home. It was a lot going on, and I know I kept my composure. My wife, I don't think she made it with dry eyes, but it was an exciting day."

This marks the 86th home we’ve had the privilege to provide to our nation’s most severely wounded heroes and proudly represents the love of our donors, supporters, and grateful Americans like Gary Sinise.

We’d like to give special thanks to our amazing partners, Owens Corning, Microsoft Military Affairs, Matthew A. Pucino Memorial Foundation & DAV, for their continued support of our mission to serve our nation's heroes. We also want to thank the following partners for dedicating their time, energy, generosity, and resources to the construction of Ian’s home: The Marcus Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., Semper Fi & America’s Fund, Shubert Design, Amazon, Nice, Huber Engineered Woods, Benjamin Moore & Co., MAPEI USA, Broan-NuTone, Builder’s First Source, Installed Building Products, Cabinetworks, Duke Cannon, North American Van Lines, Daltile, American Tire Distributors, Simple Green, Rheem Manufacturing, Harris Rebar, Vestcon Builders, Encore Wire Corp, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, NWFA: National Wood Flooring Association, Natural Stone Institute, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), and National Association of Home Builders!

Written by Nathan Davidson