For wounded soldiers and their families, finding a place to spend time together is one of the most important parts of the healing process. That's where the Hope for the Warriors Warrior House program comes in.
Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based Atlantic Marine Corps Communities (AMCC), which develops and owns military housing, donated three newly renovated homes at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune, N.C., to Hope for the Warriors, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing free, ADA-compliant temporary housing to injured soldiers and their families.
Two of the homes will be used to house recovering soldiers and their families, while the third home will serve as the Hope for the Warriors office and conference center. AMCC donated the homes for a two-year period and donated the materials and time for the renovation of the homes to make them ADA-compliant. The developer also solicited donations from local businesses to furnish and decorate the homes, which are equipped with a washer and dryer, all bed linens and towels, kitchen utensils, and appliances.
“Many of these military families can barely afford to make the trip to North Carolina, let alone pay for a hotel,” says AMCC's General Manager Kitt Murney. “These homes provide peace of mind to these families.”
Fast Facts Company: Atlantic Marine Corps Communities
Purpose: To provide office space to Hope for the Warriors and to offer temporary housing for wounded soldiers and their families
Established: March 2007
Scope: Three homes were donated for use for two years, free of rent. The homes were renovated to accommodate disabled soldiers and fully outfitted