Semper Fi Fund helps provide adapted homes to North Carolina injured Soldier

October 26th, 2011

Thomasville, NC – On Saturday October 29, Army Sergeant Joseph Smith, a former Marine will be presented with the keys to his new specially adapted home, made possible by Homes for Our Troops, Inc. and local volunteers and donors from the community. The Semper Fi Fund is providing a grant of $15,000 to be used towards the cost of SGT Smith’s new home. Barbra Roberson, a Semper Fi Fund Community Outreach Manager, will take part in Saturday’s presentation.

In 2004, Army SGT Joseph Smith was on his fourth deployment and attached to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan when Afghan forces pushed a 450-pound storage container from the roof of a building onto him. SGT Smith sustained injuries to his spinal cord and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). SGT Smith was airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany where he received spinal cord surgery. He has spent many years going through recovery and rehabilitation.

In addition to assisting with SGT Smith’s home, the Semper Fi Fund has been honored to provide SGT Smith with other forms of financial assistance that include: family support; specially adaptive vehicle; and specifically adaptive equipment. SGT Smith is also a proud member of the Semper Fi Fund’s rehabilitative sports program “Team Semper Fi” for more than two years.

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