USMC Staff Sergeant Rafael Arias Hernandez: A Hero Deserving of a New HomeThe Veterans Site
Building Homes for Heroes, a national non-profit organization, is committed to helping our wounded veterans rebuild their civilian lives upon their return from duty. They do this by building, or modifying, homes that they then gift to the veterans and their families.
USMC Staff Sergeant Rafael Arias Hernandez is one of several recipients of the efforts that make this vision a reality. Hernandez, after being severely wounded in Iraq in 2003, was understandably unable to make the smoothest of transitions to civilian life. So he approached the Miami VA.
The Miami VA then paired Hernandez with Building Homes for Heroes. Eight months later, Staff Sergeant Hernandez and his family have a new house to call Home.