Army veteran who lost his legs in Iraq getting custom home in Temecula – Press Enterprise – California News

Army veteran who lost his legs in Iraq getting custom home in Temecula – Press Enterprise – California News

A U.S. Army veteran who lost his legs while serving in Iraq, Sgt. Cristian Valle, is getting a custom home in Temecula courtesy of Homes for our Troops, a national nonprofit organization that has built several similar homes in the Inland region in the past few years.

The nonprofit group is staging a community kickoff event on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 30470 Pauba Road, Temecula.

Previously:

March 14: Volunteers landscape home for Murrieta Army sergeant

Jan. 13, 2013: Groundbreaking for Temecula home for wounded combat veteran

Check in is at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony is set for 10 a.m.

Members of the public who want to attend have been asked to RSVP with Community Outreach Manager Brianne McNamara at BMcNamara@hfotusa.org.

Valle, a former Bay Area resident who was injured by a grenade blast, has been honored by both the Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders.

The community kickoff event signifies the start of the build process of the home and serves to introduce the veteran and his family to the community, according to Homes for our Troops.

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