Injured Army Master Sergeant Receives New Mortgage-Free Smart HomeFrom the Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Injured Army Master Sergeant Receives New Mortgage-Free Smart Home
From the Tunnel to Towers Foundation
On Tuesday, June 13, at 11AM the Tunnel to Towers Foundation welcomes U.S. Army Master Sergeant Logan Brokaw and his family into their new mortgage-free smart home in Virginia.
MSG Brokaw enlisted in the Army in 2003. During his more than 15 years of military service, he deployed multiple times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations with Army Special Operations.
On November 16, 2018, he was taking part in a freefall training exercise. As MSG Brokaw was preparing to land, he executed a turn that caused him to slam into the ground at 60 miles per hour. His spinal cord was severely injured which resulted in paraplegia.
Since his injury, MSG Logan Brokaw has developed a passion for adaptive sports, sled hockey, sit skiing and barbecuing.
He currently resides in Virginia with his wife, Nicole, and their two children. The Colorado native wanted to stay in his community, so Tunnel to Towers built him a brand new smart home in Virginia.
In attendance at the home dedication ceremony are U.S. Army Master Sergeant Logan Brokaw and his family, FDNY Lieutenant (Ret), Tunnel to Towers Board Member Jack Kielty, James City County Board of Supervisors Sue Sadler, James City County Police Department Lieutenant Jason Slodyskyo and VIP partners and sponsors.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation Smart Home Program builds specially-adapted smart homes to help our most catastrophically injured veterans live more independently.
Logan Brokaw’s current home is two stories, which means he faces accessibility issues daily. His new smart home is one story and outfitted with automatic doors, and wider hallways, allowing him to easily move from one end of the home to the other without any obstacles in his way. The kitchen features lower counter space, pull-down cabinet shelves, and a stove that raises and lowers to wheelchair height. The home’s lights, thermostat, and security system can be controlled via an app allowing him to control many aspects of the home from anywhere.
Join us on our mission to provide mortgage-free homes to the heroes and the families they leave behind by donating $11 per month at T2T.org.
About the Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries out its mission to “do good,” by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. Tunnel to Towers is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America to Never Forget September 11, 2001. Visit t2t.org to learn more.
Trevor Tamsen — Trevor.Tamsen@t2t.org