Homes For Our Troops Seeks Volunteers to Landscape at Local Veteran's New Home This Saturday

Homes for Our Troops

YELM, WA – On Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, the national nonprofit organization Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) invites the community to a Volunteer Day event to help landscape Army Sergeant Aaron Boyle’s future specially adapted, custom home.

The new home for SGT Boyle, who was severely injured in Afghanistan, has more than 40 adaptations including lower countertops and roll under sinks. The event will be held at 19743 149th Avenue SE, Yelm, WA 98597 at 10 a.m. (Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.)

On Sept. 21, 2010, SGT Boyle was on patrol in the Arghandab River Valley when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). The blast resulted in the loss of his right arm, right leg, and severe damage to his left leg.

Now medically retired, Aaron is involved with the local gym, Freedom Training Center, in McKenna, Washington. He would like to possibly pursue a career as a motivational speaker.

The Volunteer Day is an event hosted by HFOT for the community to landscape the home by laying sod and planting trees and flowers in preparation for the Veteran’s homecoming. Aaron will receive his home at a Key Ceremony on Dec. 7, 2019. Volunteers are asked to bring gardening gloves and small garden tools.

Homes For Our Troops relies on contributions from donors, supporters, and corporate partners for the building of each Veteran’s home. Currently there are 82 HFOT home-build projects for injured Veterans in various stages of completion nationwide. Community members may hold fundraisers or make donations. To find out more on how to get involved or make a donation visit

Read more about Aaron’s story at

Teresa Verity,
Marketing Associate, Homes For Our Troops
Office: 508.967.9057 C: 508-272-6413

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