2003-2013

10 Years of Ensuring Specially Adapted Homes for Wounded Veterans


Our goal is to ensure mortgage-free, specially adapted homes for our most severely wounded veterans NOW AND FOREVER.

Wounded Veteran's Tazewell Home Destroyed in Fire

A Valentine's Day fire destroyed the home of a wounded veteran and now the community is stepping in to help her rebuild.

SAH Mission is coordinating efforts with the local community and our friends and supporters to build a 100% accessible home for Sue and her family.

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Please feel free to download and share this flyer. This flyer contains a QR code that can be read by a barcode scanner available for most smartphones. The QR code contains a link to the SAH Mission website for more information. People can also share the QR code to friends via email or SMS at their choosing.


To download this flyer, click here and save the image to your desired location.

Patriot Partners
SFC Jared C. Monti Memorial Scholarship Fund
SFC Monti enlisted in the U.S. Army March 1993, and attended basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Sill, OK, earning his Military Occupational Specialty of 13F (Forward Observer). He is a graduate of Joint Firepower Controller Course, basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Warrior Leader Course, Airborne and Air Assault.

His awards include the Congressional Medal of Honor, Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Good Conduct Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal (2), Korean Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2), Kosovo Campaign Medal (2), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
The mission of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort.
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The SAH Mission is dedicated to the memory of Mark R. Ecker II. Mark  was not just a severely wounded veteran, Mark was also my friend. Tragically, Mark was killed in a car accident prior to the building of his specially adapted home. I am honored to have Mark's parents, Mark & Deb Ecker, as the Honorary Co-Chairs of The SAH Mission. - John S. Gonsalves

Click to View the Letter from Mark's Parents to President Obama
Camp Pendleton
December 7, 2004
"In Massachusetts a contractor named John Gonsalves heard about a soldier who'd lost both legs in a RPG attack in Iraq, so he started Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit dedicated to building and adapting homes for disabled veterans with special needs. John says the war on terror is something the American people should all be a part of, not just the people on the front lines in Afghanistan and in Iraq. He says we have a responsibility to do more for our veterans who are out there fighting every day and putting their lives on the line.

These examples represent the true strength of the country: the heart and souls of your fellow citizens. And they make America proud. Across our country Americans are coming together to surround our deployed forces and wounded warriors with love and support. We should be doing more."
President George W. Bush

Let's Build a Home for Army CPL Sue Downes

Eight weeks before her deployment to the Logar Province in Afghanistan was scheduled to end in 2006, the Humvee U.S. Army Cpl. Sue Downes was riding in struck an IED. She lost both of her legs below the knee and sustained other internal injuries in the blast that killed two fellow soldiers in her 230th Military Police Company...




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in 2003 the mission began in Middleboro, Massachusetts building the first mortgage-free specially adapted home. Our organization is committed to accomplishing our goal to ensure a mortgage-free, specially adapted home for all severely wounded veterans. Please join us!
Left picture: John Gonsalves, David Buker, and the Damon Family ground breaking.
Right picture: John Gonsalves giving remarks during the key ceremony for the first home.