Gold Star Family Housing Initiative Assists Two Gold Star Families
Since its inception, the Stability pillar of the CCF’s mantra of Mobility, Stability, Purpose and Prosperity has focused on making sure catastrophically wounded Veterans and their families have a home they can call their own, and begin to heal and feel independent. CCF and The Carrington Companies built 26 homes for catastrophically injured Veterans and their families through the Carrington House Program. In 2020, Carrington created the Gold Star Family Housing Initiative to pay off the mortgages of struggling Gold Star families.
Recently, CCF assisted the families of U.S. Navy Lieutenant (SEAL) Mike McGreevy (pictured above) and U.S. Navy Special Operations Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) David Fegyo (pictured below) – both of whom made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. By paying off their families’ mortgages, CCF relieved a major financial burden to facilitate their stability.
Lieutenant Mike McGreevy, known among his peers for his indomitable spirit and perseverance, served for 12 years with multiple deployments in support of combat operations around the world. On June 28, 2005, while on a combat rescue mission during Operation Red Wings, he, along with 15 fellow service members, were killed when the MH-47 Chinook helicopter he was aboard was shot down by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade.
Chief Petty Officer David Fegyo served his country with fierce loyalty for 12 years, deploying to various locations including Iraq and Afghanistan. His peers often referred to him as the ultimate SEAL Operator. Despite a terminal cancer diagnosis, Fegyo exemplified unswerving fortitude when he elected to deploy one last time. After a two-year-long battle with service-related brain cancer, Chief Fegyo passed away on October 5, 2014.
Today, CCF and the Carrington Companies honor these warriors’ legacies by supporting the principles for which they gave the last full measure. CCF and Carrington are a perfect fit to assist in this mission utilizing the relationships within the mortgage industry and the Foundation’s experience in fundraising for Veteran housing and mortgage initiatives. The Carrington Companies and CCF can make a huge difference in the lives of these struggling Gold Star families by giving them a place to forever call home, relieved of the economic burden of a mortgage.