R.I.S.E.

We’re providing specially adapted smart homes to America's most severely wounded heroes & their families as well as home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to injured, wounded, ill, and/or aging heroes from all military conflicts


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The simple tasks of everyday life are easy to take for granted. But living in total reliance on caregivers for even the most mundane, sometimes very personal tasks is a reality for many severely wounded veterans.

R.I.S.E. was established to provide these heroes and their families with the resources to overcome their new life challenges. The Gary Sinise Foundation is committed to helping our wounded heroes increase their mobility and reclaim their self-reliance.
 



RISE - Custom Smart Homes

Through R.I.S.E. we’re constructing one-of-a-kind specially adapted smart homes for our nation’s most severely wounded heroes.

Watch this moving video from US Army Master Sergeant Cedric King's home dedication
 

Home is more than a house.

It’s where loved ones gather. It’s where we take comfort from the world. It’s the center around which our lives revolve. For our nation’s severely wounded heroes, however, life at home can be a constant battle. Without features designed for their needs, small tasks can present insurmountable challenges.

Through R.I.S.E. we’re building specially adapted smart homes all across the country. With a place to truly call home, these heroes and their families can move forward with their lives.
 

By the end of this year
66
specially adapted smart homes will be completed or underway

Click Here to Meet Our Heroes!

Police Officer | Ryan O'Connor | Fenton, MOUS Army CPT | Greg Galeazzi | Boston, MAUSMC Cpl. | Chad Watson | Frankfort, ILUS Air Force TACP | Brian Schiefer | Santa Rose Beach, FLUS Army SSG | Casey Jones | Knoxville, TNUS Air Force TSgt. | Matthew Slaydon | Durango, COUS Army SSG | Rico Roman | Vancouver, WAUSMC SSgt. | Jesse Cottle | Boise, IDUS Army MAJ | Jeremy Haynes | Beltway Area, VAUS Army CPT | Jake Murphy | Flower Mound, TX US Army SGT | Eric Hunter | Atlanta, GAUS Army CWO | Gary Linfoot | Clarksville, TNUS Army SGT | Legrand Strickland | St. Louis, MOUS Army SFC | Caleb Brewer | Tucson, AZUS Army SGT | Stefan Leroy | Jupiter, FL Police Officer | Michael Flamion | Ballwin, MOUS Army, CPT | Nick Vogt | Crestline, OH US Army SPC | Tyler Jeffries | Charlotte, NC USMC Major | Eric Burkett | New Castle, PA USMC SSgt. | Brandon Dodson | San Diego, CA USMC Corporal | Garrett Jones | Stafford, VA US Army SGT | Greg Hedrick | Currituck, NC US Army SSG | Robert Dove | Niceville, FL US Air Force SrA | Brandon Byers | McKinney, TX US Army Cpl. | Alan Babin, Jr. | Lakeway, TX USMC Cpl. | Joshua Brubaker | Bakersfield, CA  US Army SFC. | Wade Mitcheltree | Tigard, OR US Army SFC | Jared Bullock | Carbondale, IL US Army Staff Sgt. | Lucas David Cifka | Canyon Lake, TX USMC Cpl. | Sean Adams | Maysville, GA US Army Captain | Luis Avila | Chevy Chase, MD Security Forces SrA | Brian Kolfage | Miramar Beach, FL US Army MSG | Cedric King | Duluth, GA USMC Sgt. | Michael Frazier | Pittsboro, NC USMC GySgt. | Guillermo Tejada | Canyon Lake, TX USMC SSgt. | Thomas McRae | Maple Hill, NC US Army SGT | Adam Keys | Annapolis, MD US Navy EOD1 | Andrew Bottrell | San Diego, CA US Army SSG | Christopher Walker | Alexandria, VA  US Army SPC | Jerral Hancock | Palmdale, CA USMC Staff Sgt. | Jason Ross | Fallbrook, CA USMC Cpl. | Nick Kimmel | Fallbrook, CA US Army SGT | Rusty Dunagan | Edmond, OK USMC Cpl. | Christian Brown | Munford, TN USMC GySgt. | Travis Green | Canyon Lake, TX US Army CPT | Benjamin Harrow | Bethesda, MD US Navy EOD2 | Taylor Morris | Cedar Falls, IA Shape Path USMC Cpl. | Mark Litynski | Duluth, MN US Army SGT | Franz Walkup | Woodbury, TN US Army SPC | Bryan Dilberian | Staten Island, NY USMC Cpl. | J.B. Kerns | Ararat, VA USMC Sgt. | Ben Tomlinson | Jacksonville, AL US Army MSG | John Masson | Southern Pines, NC US Army SSG | Travis Mills | Manchester, ME US Army SFC (R) | Michael Schlitz | Fortson, GA  | Anonymous Hero | San Antonio, TX USMC Cpl. | Doug Vitale | Peters Township, PA USMC Sgt. | Michael Nicholson | Tampa, FL US Army SPC | Kyle Hockenberry | Newport, OH US Air Force TSgt. | Joe Wilkinson | Averill Park, NY USMC Cpl. | Tyler Huffman | Jefferson City, MO USMC Cpl. | Todd Love | Douglasville, GA USMC Cpl. | Juan Dominguez | Temecula, CA USMC Sgt. | John Peck | Fredericksburg, VA USMC Cpl. | Todd Nicely | Lake of the Ozarks, MO US Army SGT | Brendan Marrocco | Staten Island, NY
 

 


 

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R.I.S.E. Adapted Vehicles, Home Modifications, Mobility Devices

With more than 50,000 cases of polytrauma among those returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s our responsibility to ensure these heroes have the means to carry on with everyday life. Regaining their mobility at home and within their communities is essential to their long-term success.

Most military families with an injured, wounded, ill and/or aging hero lack the financial means to retrofit a home or vehicle. Sometimes even a suitable wheelchair is out of reach. R.I.S.E. is helping provide these heroes with remarkable new technologies that will improve their quality of life and increase their independence.
 

We’ve provided our wounded heroes, their caregivers & families with...

10 home modifications
7 adapted vehicles for families of wounded heroes
12 mobility devices

A special thank you to our sponsors:

The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
DAV Charitable Trust
Shubert Design Furniture
northAmerican Moving Services
Cord
Hope For The Warriors
General Electric
2017 Hurricane Relief

We’re thrilled to announce Snowball Express is now an official program of the Gary Sinise Foundation! More details will follow, but rest assured we will expand on this program’s important work while maintaining their many wonderful traditions.

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