At a major Home Depot Plumbing and Hardware event at Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, Tunnel to Towers CEO and Chairman Frank Siller took to the stage with Smart Home Program recipient Cpl Scott Nokes, U.S. Marine Corps. for a special thanks.
As a Corporal and rifleman in the Marines, Cpl Nokes was assigned to 1/8 Charlie Company, twice deployed to Afghanistan. While on his second deployment, Nokes developed dysentery, which led to unresolved GI issues, sepsis and the eventual amputation of both of his legs below the knee as well as the loss of his vision.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, with the unwavering support of its partner The Home Depot and its The Home Depot Foundation, was honored to support Nokes in this new chapter of his life with a custom-designed, mortgage-free smart home.
The Home Depot is a long-standing partner and support of Tunnel to Towers’ Smart Home Program, which builds mortgage-free smart homes for our most catastrophically injured veterans.
Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual. Smart homes host a myriad of features, such as automated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to accommodate wheelchairs, automatic door openers, cabinets, counters, and stove tops that can be raised and lowered, back-up generators, and central heating and air conditioning systems that can be controlled by smart devices.
These homes enable our most severely injured veterans to live better, more independent lives, and Tunnel to Towers would not be able to give back to these heroes without the support of partners like The Home Depot.