Building Homes for Heroes and JPMorgan Chase Welcome to the Home of Lance Corporal Leonard Chong of the United States Marine Corps
Boca Raton, Florida – An injured veteran who was injured while serving in Iraq will receive a lifelong gift from the nonprofit Building Homes for Heroes and JPMorgan Chase.
It was during Lance Corporal Chong’s second operation in Iraq when his vehicle was hit by an IED. The explosion was so violent that he passed out, and he was unable to fully recover until two days later he was in the Landstuhl hospital in Germany. Shortly thereafter, he was transferred to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, where he began his recovery. Lance Corporal Chong still suffers from traumatic brain injury as a result of this incident, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic back pain, migraines and episodic seizures.
Winner of the Purple Heart and Iraq campaign medal with two bronze Campign stars, among many other awards, Lance Corporal Chong will receive a mortgage-free home from Building Homes for Heroes and JPMorgan Chase, which has been decorated and equipped for his needs. The home will be donated to Lance Corporal Chong and his four young children in collaboration with the Lake Worth community, including police and fire stations.
Founded by Andy Pujol after volunteering for search and rescue operations in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Building Homes for Heroes is a national non-profit organization that builds and modifies homes and gives them mortgage-free loans to veterans and their families. families. Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has refurbished and donated over 255 homes through national partnerships with corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Advance Auto Parts, Truck Hero, and Lowe’s, companies that have long supported our country’s military. Since 2011, JPMorgan Chase has donated over 1,050 mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families in partnership with non-profit organizations such as Building Homes for Heroes.
About building houses for heroes:
Counting fourteen consecutive years of record growth, Building Homes for Heroes® builds and donates mortgage-free homes, completes home retrofits for veterans and their families, and provides additional services on their path to recovery to help them live promising and fulfilling lives ahead. The organization is firmly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured serving the country after September 11, 2001, during the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The organization has received an impeccable 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for six consecutive years, including 100% transparency and accountability. We are honored to support the men and women who have served our country with devotion and courage. To learn more about the organization, visit www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.
JPMorgan Chase’s Commitment to Military and Veterans:
JPMorgan Chase, a leading international finance company with $ 3.7 trillion in assets and operations around the world, has been supporting our veterans since before World War I. Since the establishment of the Office of Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs in 2011, the company has recruited over 16,000 veterans; facilitated the recruitment of over 680,000 veterans through the Veterans Employment Mission Coalition; provided more than 1,050 homes without mortgages to needy families of military personnel; and helped nearly 50,000 members enroll in Onward to Opportunity, a free professional training program for the Veterans and Military Families Institute, which was co-founded and supported by JPMorgan Chase and the University of Syracuse. Find out more at: www.jpmorganchase.com/veterans…