Community Kicks Off Construction for Local Veteran's New Home
Yelm, WA — More than 150 community members turned out last weekend with American flags in hand to welcome Sgt. Aaron Boyle, a medically retired, veteran to the neighborhood and celebrate the beginning of a new life for him and his family.
Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit that has builds homes for injured veterans selected to build a modified home for Boyle after losing his right leg and right arm while serving in Afghanistan in 2010.
Boyle joined the Army after graduating Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma and currently lives in Roy with his wife Lynn, and their three children. Aaron gets by but their current home makes it difficult to cook, bathe their kids, and host gatherings.
The new home will allow for better wheelchair access with an open floor plan and wide doorways, granting Boyle the ability to interact with his family in the home without limitations.
“We often say that we need to take care of our Veterans, and here is an example of how that's done,” Yelm Mayor JW Foster said. “Welcome to Yelm, Boyle family!”