2011 Heroes at Home Project Schedule (Final as of 4-11-11)
Week 1 Week of May 1st – Erect flag pole and raise American Flag. Demo out the old house. Excavate the site accordingly. Form and pour footings and foundations. Install new siding, roofing, and garage doors on existing garage. (Garage will be cleaned out ahead of time.) Basement plumbing will be completed at this time as well.
Week of May 8th House framing, to include floor joists, floor decking, walls, sheeting, trusses, and roof sheeting. Septic rough in’s will be completed.
Week of May 15th Plumbing, HVAC, and electrical will begin installation. Inspections for these items will be done during this week as well. Once inspections are complete, spray in insulation will take place. Exterior doors and window can be installed once insulation has been installed.
Week of May 22 – Sheet rock and plaster. This will need one week of dry time. Bathroom floor tile will go in this week. Exterior soffit and siding will start and complete this week.
Week of May 29th Memorial Day Weekend – Time for Reflection and Remembrance. Painting and cabinets will go in this week, making sure we have a week of dry time.
Week of June 5th – Interior doors and trim to be installed. All electrical, HVAC, and plumbing final fixture installation to be complete. Flooring installation, door and window hardware installed. Final landscaping will be completed as well.
At the end of the week we will have a dedication to Forrest and to all the volunteers who participated on this project. More information regarding that will be available closer to completion time.
Here are the opening details of the house-build you've heard us talking about on-air. Keep checking back for updates and ways to help!!
SSgt. Forrest Perez served in the Army since he graduated the Menominee Indian High School in 2003. He had been a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, serving a year in Iraq, a year in Korea, while also aiding in the clean-up effort after Hurricane Katrina.
On September 25, 2010 Forrest was seriously hurt in a hit/run accident in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was crossing the street on his way home when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver left Forrest for dead on the road. Another soldier provided first aid until medical help arrived. Forrest was flown out to the UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill on the Life Flight Helicopter. He sustained severe injuries including multiple bone fractures, collapsed lungs, a broken jaw, collar bone, and pelvic bone. Forrest also had severe road rash, a spinal injury and significant brain trauma. He has had multiple surgeries and was discharged from the Hospital on January 12, 2011, to his parents’ home in Keshena, WI. Forrest has to spend much of his time in his hospital bed and in his specially designed wheel chair.
Through the generosity of Heroes at Home and Rebuilding Together, we are going to build Forrest a new home! This house will be made especially for his needs as he gets on with life. We are looking for ALL skill levels to include carpenters, drywallers, masons, cement finishers, roofers, painters, general helping, and anything that involves building a house! We are also looking for sponsors for materials and home furnishings as well. Our project will start the last week of April, looking to be complete by Memorial Day.
If you are interested in giving back to someone who served his country proudly, please contact Mark or John at the information listed below. Rebuilding Together of Green Bay is a Non-profit organization. An informational meeting will be held the evening of March 21st, at the Chicago Street Pub in DePere, WI.
Please Contact us for more information: Mark Bonovetz – 920-288-9189 -firstname.lastname@example.org or
John Maino - email@example.com
Donations can be sent to: Rebuilding Together of Green Bay Attn: Heroes at Home Project
P.O. Box 702 Green Bay, WI 54302
We thank you in advance for your support! God Bless America!