John Gonsalves, a Boston-area general contractor, started a nonprofit organization, Homes For Our Troops, to build homes to accommodate disabled troops returning from Iraq. His organization teamed up with the VA to serve a specific class of vets whose injuries are catastrophic enough to qualify for the VA housing assistance grant. He expects this to be about 400 homes a year. He is looking for the building products industry to donate products and funds, and the contractor labor force to donate time and services.
Check out Plumbing & Mechanical's September 2017 issue, featuring our cover story on PHCC CONNECT 2017. Other features include the benefits of heat pump water heaters, preventing cockroach infestations with drain maintenance, and much more.