9/11 & Iraq War Hero and Family Given Mortgage-Free Home in Brick
He rushed in as America came under attack, joined the overseas offensive in its aftermath, and carries the scars of war. But Colin Redy's valor does not go unrewarded. He and his family are getting their dream house, mortgage-free, in Brick Township with the help of a nationwide advocacy group for wounded veterans.
The former Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer will be the center of attention Saturday morning at 10 on Sky Manor Boulevard when Hope For The Warriors conducts groundbreaking. The non-profit group helps post-9/11 service members coping with physical or psychological wounds, and families of the fallen.
Renovations are being underwritten by several private-sector and advocacy concerns, including BCB Community Bank, Highland Associates, Plaza Construction, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Heart 9/11 and the Brooklyn Breakfast Club.
According to information supplied by Hope For The Warriors, BCB representatives approached them to identify a military family for the project. The search narrowed to Redy through research of VA hospitals and caseworkers.
"Chief Petty Officer Redy and his family embody the true spirit of selfless dedication and patriotic duty to the country we all love and cherish," said Chief Executive Officer Donald Mindiak in a prepared statement. "It is our hope that he and his family enjoy their new home for many years to come."
Members of Laborers Local 79 of New York City are supplying muscle for the renovations, along with Network Contracting, Deutsch Electric, Allied Trade Contracint, McKenna Construction and Eastern Shore Mechanical.
To learn more about Hope For The Warriors, visit the organization's web page.