Glenn Family Update
Carrington House has been busy lending their support to our nation’s wounded Veterans! Since its inception, the organization has worked with The Carrington Companies and Carrington Development Company to build 14 custom, adaptive homes that were designed specifically for each Veteran’s needs, and they’re in the process of building four more.
One of those homes is for U.S. Army Master Sergeant David Glenn (pictured above with his wife, Robin), Robin, and their two children, Megan and Wyatt. Master Sgt. Glenn, a retired Special Forces medic, ran over a large explosive device during his third tour in Afghanistan, leaving him in a coma for a month. He lost his right leg, ring finger, teeth and suffered brain damage; and later, his left leg was amputated.
Carrington House has been hard at work creating the new Glenn family home in North Carolina, which is scheduled for completion in May 2017. Their previous home has been demoed and graded, making way for the footings that have been dug, and the new foundation that was recently poured. The home’s design is completely unique. To accommodate for Master Sgt. Glenn’s wheelchair, the entire home was created with accessibility in mind, including doorways that are wide enough for a wheelchair to fit through. It also has home automation features supporting such necessities as climate control, the home’s security system and cameras, an audio system and door locks.
Although the schedule for the build was affected by heavy rains from Hurricane Matthew, the build is progressing nicely. We can’t wait to see the Glenn family in their new home!
The other three homes on the Carrington House docket include new living spaces for U.S. Army Major Scott Smiley, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jesse Clingman and U.S. Army Sergeant Franz Walkup. The Walkup home is almost ready, with a projected completion of November 2016 – just in time for the holidays! The Smileys are seeing their home go through the planning and pre-construction phase, but their home will start construction by the end of the year. And the Clingman’s home is also in the pre-planning process.
We’re so proud to be a part of these Veteran’s lives, helping to support their needs with a new home that’s one-of-a-kind and honors their passionate duty to our country. We look forward to sharing more Carrington House updates with you soon!
The truck prepares to begin the pour for the foundation of the home for U.S. Army Master Sergeant David Glenn and his family.
That's a beautiful foundation for the Glenn family's new home, which is scheduled for completion in May 2017.