The men and women who serve in the United States armed forces dedicate their lives to our freedom and safety. At Swan Staging & Redesign, we firmly believe that these brave servicemen should be honored, respected and remembered. May we all offer them our thoughts and prayers daily for their sacrifice and service!

 We feel it is important to call attention to organizations that serve the military and veterans – especially those that offer home services for military and their families. Please consider volunteering your time and support to their commendable work.

American Legion and the Auxiliary 

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Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, The American Legion currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide.

 

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Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers. Rena is a proud member of the Auxiliary (to her husband Mitchell’s) Hale-Combest American Legion Post 315, Wylie, Texas

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Connecting the visual image of the poppy with the sacrifice of service made by our veterans has been an important goal of the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program since its inception in 1921. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies—all handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation—are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities.


Wounded Warrior Project

wounded-warrior-logoWounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist them as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Tens of thousands of Wounded Warriors and family members receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment.

 

Homes for Our Troops

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Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 2004, strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since September 11, 2001. It is the organization’s duty and our honor to assist severely injured Veterans and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. The homes provided by Homes for Our Troops are given at NO COST to the Veterans it serves.

 

Building Homes for Heroes

building-homes-for-heroes-logoBuilding Homes for Heroes is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 2006, providing individuals, corporations and others with an opportunity to help our severely wounded and disabled veterans and their families rebuild their lives. Building Homes for Heroes is committed to supporting those who have returned home from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities, with a goal to build homes for families in dire need. It’s the organization’s honor to support those who have been called upon to make a tremendous personal sacrifice.

 

Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas

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Rebuilding Together is a non-profit organization that has worked for over 30 years to provide repairs and handicap accessibility to homes owned by low-income elderly, disabled, and families with small children. Rebuilding Together is the nation’s largest volunteer home repair organization, with over 200 affiliates. The Greater Dallas area has received the support of Rebuilding Together since the 2002 inception of the local affiliate. Each year, the organization rebuilds a home of a Dallas-area veteran handing them the keys to their updated home on Veterans Day.

 

2012 Fall Veteran’s Project recipient Ms. Carmen Coston