About a dozen volunteer members of the Glastonbury Rotary Club will partner with House of Heroes Connecticut this Saturday, April 24, to provide a variety of no-cost home repairs for an East Hartford couple in need of a helping hand, both of whom are military veterans.
Work will begin at 8 a.m. at the 76 Copper Beech Way home of Joshua and Amorette Hight. Work will include sheetrock repair in various areas of the home, kitchen window replacement, floor repairs, bathroom repairs and yard clean-up/landscaping.
Joshua, born in Arizona, grew up in Farmington and is a U.S. Army and Connecticut National Guard veteran, serving more than 10 years from 1992-2003. Amorette, born in Oklahoma, grew up in Portland, Connecticut and served four years in the U.S. Navy from 1997-2001.
The project will take place following a year of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hights will be the 144th and 145th veterans – and fourth and fifth in East Hartford – to be served by House of Heroes Connecticut, a 501(c)(3) non-profit veterans service organization founded in 2012 that recognizes, honors and serves military and public safety veterans and/or their surviving spouses for their sacrificial service to America. The organization provides one-day, no-cost home improvements with a priority placed on safety and accessibility. The Connecticut Chapter is part of a national organization based in Georgia that has served more than 1,000 veterans nationwide.
The project is being further supported by Local 326 of the North Atlantic States Council of Carpenters and Highland Park Market.
Chartered in 1948, the Glastonbury Rotary Club, Inc. is part of Rotary International, an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Membership is by invitation to men and women of any age, race, or national origin who maintain leadership roles in their professions. Members must live or work in the Greater Glastonbury area and be of good character and reputation. For more information, visit www.glastonburyrotaryclub.org.
For more information about House of Heroes Connecticut, to nominate a veteran, to sponsor or volunteer for a project, or to simply donate to the cause, visit www.hohct.org.