Since our founding, Coleman Worldwide Moving, an Orlando Moving Company, has been dedicated to serving our armed service men and women for their relocation needs. Recently, our Orlando Area Mover helped participate with Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit organization, with the homecoming celebration for USMC Corporal Jeremy Kelley's homecoming. Below is the press release for the event along with a link where you can learn more about the organization assisting Corporal Kelley and other great American Heroes!Building Homes for Heroes Announces Homecoming Celebration for USMC Corporal Jeremy Kelley and Family in Kissimmee, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3), is proud to announce a homecoming celebration to welcome USMC Corporal Jeremy Kelley and family to their new home located at 2814 Maguire Dr., Kissimmee, Florida. This mortgage-free home provided by Chase, and newly renovated by Building Homes for Heroes to meet the family's needs, will be gifted to Corporal Kelley, his wife and two children on October 26, 2013 at 10:00 am. Joining in the celebration will be members of the construction team, local dignitaries, community leaders, representatives of theOcoee and Kissimmee fire departments, friends and neighbors.
“We are thrilled to honor Marine Corporal Kelley and his family with a new home,” stated Andy Pujol, president of Building Homes for Heroes. “We would not be able to gift as many homes as we do for these deserving service men and women, if it were not for our tremendous partner Chase.”
Corporal Kelley was deployed to Iraq twice from 2005 to 2007. While he was fortunate to not have suffered serious physical injuries, he’s afflicted with serious invisible scars, namely post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a severe condition estimated to effect more than 5.2 million Americans and, due to combat stress from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, result in 22 military personnel taking their own lives each day, according to Department of Veterans Affairs published report. In addition to Kelley’s personal struggles, his family is also fighting another serious battle. Tragically, his daughter Katelynn was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, a malignant tumor of the eyes, just days after her first birthday. The condition forms cancerous tumors in the eyes. Katelynn has lost her eyesight.
During his time in service, Corporal Kelley earned the Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 awards), Sea Service Ribbon (2 awards), and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
“When we heard Jeremy and Katelynn’s stories, the decision to gift the family a home was an easy one,” stated Pujol. “We're happy to be able to make their lives a little bit easier by providing them with a beautiful home.”
The home will include specially-designed accessibility features to help meet the needs for Kelley and his family, especially Katelynn. Kissimmee residents and the local community are invited to attend the homecoming celebration on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
For more information on Building Homes for Heroes, please visit www.buildinghomesforheroes.org