On May 4th, the BATC Foundation broke ground for its next project — a specially adapted home built in partnership with Homes for our Troops, for wounded Veteran, Marco Solt. Designs are being finalized now, and construction will begin within the month by our Builder Partner, Accent Homes. We hope to turn over the keys to the new mortgage free home to Marco and his family by Fall.
Army SPC Marco Solt is a Brooklyn Center native whose vehicle encountered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on his first deployment in Afghanistan. Marco lost both of his legs in the explosion and now uses prosthetics and his wheelchair to get around.
Dozens showed up for the ceremony to offer their support and welcome the Solt family to the neighborhood. Representatives from both Senator Franken and Klobuchar’s offices were in attendance as well as Minnesota State representative Abigail Whelan, Ramsey City Council member Kurt Ulrich, and Anoka County Commissioners Matt Look, Rhonda Sivarajah, and Scott Schulte.
BATC Foundation volunteers, the Accent Homes crew, other vendors and trade partners were also in attendance.