Lake Forest, CA (June 14, 2022) The Sphere 1 family of Members-Distributors and Preferred Suppliers came together on May 3, 2022 at its Annual Awards Dinner in Aurora, Colorado to fight for the injured veterans that have served our country. The evening kicked off with an inspiring speech by former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant and Building Homes for Heroes’ beneficiary, Kirstie Ennis. Ennis spoke about her near-death experience during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in June 2012, leaving her with multiple injuries. After more than 40 surgeries and the amputation of her leg, Building Homes for Heroes, a non-profit organization, that builds homes and gifts them, mortgage-free, to injured veterans and their families, was the bright light she needed to help re-build her future.
Sphere 1 donated $25,000 on behalf of all Sphere 1 Members and Suppliers to Building Homes for Heroes, while hundreds of attendees made personal donations. Hahn Systems, Makita USA, and Metabo HPT each matched Sphere 1’s donation of $25,000. Dayton Superior also donated $5,000. Together, Sphere 1 and their attendees raised over $154,000 that night to bring renewed hope to our nation’s injured veterans that have fought for our freedom.
“Building Homes for Heroes has been an organization Sphere 1 has supported for over eight years” said Ron Foltz, Board Chairman for Sphere 1. “The Board of Directors felt 2022 was the year to bring this fight to our Annual Conference, and our Sphere 1 family absolutely blew us away by their generosity. This shows that Sphere 1 is much bigger than buying and selling products. We are truly a family that makes a difference.”
“We are proud to partner with Sphere 1 and their amazing members and vendors to help our injured veterans and their families with the gift of a mortgage-free home,” said Andy Pujol, the Founder and CEO of Building Homes for Heroes. “Together, we’re supporting our heroes by helping them reach their dreams in education, financial freedom, athletics and entrepreneurial spirit. Truly, we’re building better and brighter lives and making dreams come true.”
To read more of Kirstie Ennis’ story, please click here:
A Hero’s Story: Sergeant Kirstie Ennis
About Building Homes for Heroes:
Counting fifteen consecutive years of record-setting growth, Building Homes for Heroes® builds and gifts mortgage-free homes, and completes home modifications, for veterans and their families, and provides further services along their road to recovery to help them live a promising and fulfilling life ahead. The organization is strongly committed to building better and brighter lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving our country. The organization has received a perfect 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for six straight years, including a 100% in transparency and accountability. It’s our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country. To learn more about the organization, visit www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.