Sungenia Partners with MLA General Contractor, Inc. to Install Solar Battery Storage for the Gary Sinise Foundation RISE Program for a Local Veteran
Sungenia just wrapped up a project with the Gary Sinise Foundation, which presented Jose Armenta and his family with a brand new mortgage-free smart home built specifically for Jose’s needs at a dedication ceremony on Veteran’s Day.
Team Sungenia worked on the solar panel system for this fantastic custom home. Congratulations to Jose Armenta and the Armenta Family!
Jose Armenta is a U.S. MARINE CORPS CPL. (RET.) was critically injured and lost both legs in 2011. Armenta underwent thirteen operations followed by a long process of physical rehabilitation. Jose medically retired from the Marine Corps in 2013 and continued his service, working as a police dispatcher at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego while returning to school to study finance. The Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) chose to build a home for Armenta, where he could have peace of mind and his whole family could fully participate in the everyday joys of life.
Read more on GSF’s Jose Armenta Bio.
“All of this is really humbling,” said Jose. “It makes you feel full of love, full of gratitude that so many people came together to make your dream a reality.”
The Gary Sinise Foundation shared:
“On August 28, 2011, a typical Sunday for the unit, USMC Cpl (Ret.) Jose Armenta, his bomb dog Zenit, and his platoon conducted a security patrol in an area known for being laden with Improvised Explosive Devices. As Jose searched for IEDs with Zenit, he stepped on a pressure plate containing over ten pounds of homemade explosives. “I woke up five days later in Landstuhl, Germany, and realized I had lost both of my legs above the knees.” He was then medevac’d to the United States where he underwent thirteen operations followed by the long process of physical rehabilitation.
The Foundation, along with key corporate sponsors, is proud to honor Jose and the Armenta family with a brand new mortgage-free home built specifically for Jose’s needs.
Not only does this home help restore Jose’s independence, but it will empower him and his family for all the new life experiences that lie ahead. His home is mortgage-free, contains specially adapted technology, and is custom-made to fit his needs.
This marks the 89th home we’ve had the privilege to provide to our nation’s most severely wounded heroes and proudly represents the love of our donors, supporters, and grateful Americans like Gary Sinise.”
Read the original post on Instagram here.
Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. Program
R.I.S.E. stands for Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment. Established by the Gary Sinise Foundation, the R.I.S.E. program initiative is one-of-a-kind, 100% mortgage-free, “Specially Adapted Smart Homes” constructed for the United State’s most severely wounded heroes. GSF’s site shares, “This initiative predominantly supports our Post 9/11 defenders, that were injured in combat operations or during training while performing their duties”.
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Kudos to MLA! MLA is the amazing contractor that Team Sungenia works with and the contractor who builds these incredible homes. We have worked with them for years on many other homes and are in the middle of designing for another Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) home that will probably take place in 2024! Visit mlacontractor.com to learn more.
Sungenia Solar supports foundations and organizations that support the military and veterans. Sungenia is a veteran and family-owned local business and we are proud to participate in wonderful veterans and military appreciation projects like this one with MLA and the Gary Sinise Foundation. Please consider donating to the Gary Sinise Foundation to make more R.I.S.E. projects possible.
Sungenia looks forward to taking part in many more projects for veterans and active military. Thank you, Veterans!
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