New landscaping surrounds Marine Corporal Justin McLoud's specially adapted home thanks to volunteers and Homes for Our Troops (HFOT). Credit union representatives took part in the HFOT Volunteer Day on September 9 to lay sod, plant trees, shrubs and flowers, spread mulch and clean up the work site.
"I know Justin is looking forward to playing with his son in their new yard, and our volunteer team was happy to make that possible," says Dan Vogler, Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union executive vice president. "We had 17 volunteers from the credit union roll up their sleeves for a good cause, and I was really proud of them."
The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) teamed up with HFOT, a non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured servicemen and women, to serve as a Mission Partner for the McLoud project. The home was built in Festus, Missouri, and enables Cpl McLoud to live independently with his wife Amber and young son Desmond. A Missouri native, Cpl McLoud grew up in Cedar Hill and graduated from Hillsboro High School.
McLoud and his family will move into their new home following a special Key Ceremony this fall. HFOT is working to finalize a date for the event, which will include a special ceremony, house tour and luncheon. MCUA will pass on information as it becomes available.
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ABECU's volunteer team.
Volunteers landscape McLoud's front yard.
Justin McLoud and his son Desmond.