"...our nominee has a great opportunity to win the $20,000 home makeover from the Foundation..."
We are very excited! We have a specific mission to support our military community at MilitaryAvenue.com. Our efforts have been rewarded with a sense of accomplishment, smiles and appreciation. But today we are just ready to tell the story of one Army family and our effort to identify a military family for a home makeover from the Home Depot Foundation.
|The Adam and Monica Ortega family|
Congratulations to the Adam Ortega family of Watertown NY/ Ft Drum for being selected as the MilitaryAvenue nominee!
Adam Ortega is a soldier with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) after being injured in Afghanistan this spring. He has served for nine years and his supervisor said,
“He is a Soldier in the Warrior Transition Unit, who is currently undergoing intense medical treatment. His wife, Monica, is working hard to make sure SSG Ortega goes to all his medical appointments, all while taking care of their 5 children. Needless to say, she carries a huge load on her shoulders, and is a truly motivating example of an Army wife. The Ortega's are an amazing and touching example of today's military family. They own their own home, and currently are in need of help in renovating to suit his medical/physical needs.”
|Ortega's Home near Ft Drum|
Monica wrote us a letter explaining her soldier's injuries and requirements for this contest. What came across to the MilitaryAvenue team was her love and devotion to her friend, partner and soldier. She was proud of him, wants to help him get better and support the needs of their five children ages 2-11. Her email signature includes this:
Proudly serving my Country by loving my Soldier.
Unfortunately, as we shared emails over Thanksgiving weekend, Adam had been readmitted to the hospital for care. This soldier's journey to a full recovery continues as he deals with the daily walk of pain and trauma.
|Partners MilitaryAvenue and Home Depot Foundation create smiles|
You can vote once a day for the length of the contest from the 29th of November (tomorrow) till Friday the 9th of December! We will provide the link when it goes live tonight at midnight. Please vote everyday and share this national treasure of a family with your family and friends! We have chosen the right team for the mission, now we just need you to push them into the winner’s circle with a successful launch!
Expect the link for voting to be posted after midnight today and please vote daily. We will be announcing and providing reminders on MilitaryAvenue's Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/MilitaryAvenue. Do you twitter? Follow us at http://twitter.com/MilitaryAvenue for updates! Share with friends too!
|Give the Gift of Good|
Contest rules can be found at: