Charities Provide Mortgage-Free Home for Wounded Virginia Veteran

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    A wounded warrior and his wife say they have their lives back after a local charity and group of home builders make over their Fredericksburg home. (Published Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011)

    A veteran of Iraq who lost both of his legs in an IED attack in Iraq is living in an accessible home in Fredericksburg, Va., thanks to a couple of charities.

    Over the summer, Homes for Our Troops gave Sgt. Jude Recendez and his wife, Kristine, a home well beyond ADA compliance. It was one of more than 100 mortgage-free homes the non-profit provided for wounded veterans.

    Donations of land, building materials, and labor as well as contributions from the PGA charity Birdies for the Brave, helped make it possible.

    Birdies for the Brave is holding a golf event on Oct. 24 at TPC Potomac.