Pac-Van is extremely proud to have played a part in an amazing project with Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors.
Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors provides mortgage-free homes to injured United States military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Each home is designed and built to be accessible to the veteran’s specific injuries.
Our Pac-Van Boston branch was honored to donate storage units onsite for the home of United States Army Ranger Sargent Tom Block.
U.S. Army Ranger Sargent Tom Block served as a Ranger with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He was severely injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) while on his fourth combat rotation in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
In the explosion, he lost his right eye along with most of his vision and suffered from shrapnel wounds throughout his body.
Regardless of his injuries, Sgt. Block remained positive and resilient. He defied his doctor’s expectation. Despite an excruciating rehabilitation, he was determined to overcome the obstacles he faced. And he succeeded. In 2014 he was named Army Times Soldier of the Year.
Because of his incredible service to our country and the obstacles he overcame, U.S. Army Ranger Sargent Tom Block and his family were selected to receive a new home from the Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors.
Pac-Van’s Boston branch learned about this project from a local construction company with which we have a long-standing relationship. They informed our team of the details of the build and asked how we might help.
Pac-Van was able to meet the storage needs of both the construction crew, as well as the family’s personal belongings with the donation of three 20’ PV3 Safety Containers. These specialized storage units were able to provide safe, simple and secure onsite storage while U.S. Army Ranger Sargent Tom Block’s home was being built.
U.S. Army Ranger Sargent Tom Block and his family were able to move into their new home on May 16th, because of the efforts of the Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors and all the supporting partners, donors and volunteers. Pac-Van was truly grateful to play a roll in this experience and in helping provide a handicap-accessible home for a wounded veteran.
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