Friends, family, supporters and Ramsey, MN residents gathered together on November 21 to welcome SPC Marco Solt into the community of Ramsey. Marco Solt will be the recipient of the newest BATC Foundation partnership – a specially adapted home to be built next year for Marco, his wife Eugenia (Gena) and their son Devin. The home will be built with the support of BATC Foundation partner Homes for Our Troops and local Build Partner Accent Homes, Inc.
Marco Solt and his Family
In spring, 2012, Army SPC Marco Solt was on his first deployment in Qara Bah, Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by an IED. The blast resulted in the loss of both of his legs below the knee. After months of therapy and rehabilitation, Marco returned to Brooklyn Center with his wife Eugenia (Gena). During his recovery, Marco was approached by Homes for Our Troops whose mission is to build specially adapted homes for severely injured Veterans across the nation to enable them to rebuild their lives. Soon after, Homes for Our Troops contacted the BATC Foundation and asked us to help with the project. Our first task was to find a local Build Partner and we’re pleased to announce that Accent Homes, Inc. will be taking on this project.
The project is scheduled to begin spring, 2015. Over the next few months the BATC Foundation will be looking for donations of labor and some materials. If you’re interested in getting involved with this very special project, contact Perri Graham-Raff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 697-7563.