On December 3, 2010, life changed dramatically for Cpl. Tyler Huffman.
While serving in Afghanistan, Tyler was shot in the chest by an enemy sniper, leaving him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. And while he is grateful to survive his injuries, day-to-day activities are a challenge.
Then something wonderful happened. Land was graciously donated to build Huffman a new home, and with help from various organizations, Operation Tyler was created.
Operation Tyler is trying to build Huffman and his family a brand new “smart” house — outfitted with features to ease life for a disabled person — in the hope that it will ease some of his daily struggles and give him the thanks he deserves for his sacrifice. But because construction cannot begin until all the funds have been acquired, Stephen Siller’s Tunnel to Towers Foundation have teamed up with Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band in an effort to raise funds through a benefit concert.
Not only will 100 percent of ticket sales from the concert go directly to Operation Tyler, the Veterans United Foundation joined in to help make the benefit a success by donating $65,000 to the project. They are also matching every 100 tickets sold with 100 more tickets, in order to provide free tickets to local military members.
While the Lt. Dan Band concert will be a huge help in providing funding, there is still more to be done. Donations and contributions are still needed to get the house construction underway. By making a small contribution, you can help finish this dream. Even donating a single dollar helps get Tyler and his family one step closer to their goal.
If you would like to make a difference, click here to take a look at what can be done.
We here at Veterans United are challenging you to be a part of this amazing project that will forever change the life of one of our wounded veterans.
Photo courtesy Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band