Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities

August 3rd, 2022


 Homes for Our Troops Volunteer Day

Homes for Our Troops invites you to join them as they landscape Army SPC Jeremy Young’s future specially adapted custom home right here in Denton, NC. The mission of HFOT is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

Jeremy Young wanted to join the military his entire life. After working a warehouse job for two years after high school, he felt it was time to do something more meaningful. He joined the Army in 2010 as an Infantryman and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division.

On July 3, 2012, during his first deployment, Specialist Young and his unit were in an over watch position in Eastern Afghanistan when an Afghan Soldier turned on them, shooting at SPC Young and four others. SPC Young was just a few feet away from the attacker, who shot him 18 times. The gunshot wounds caused severe damage to SPC Young’s right leg, right hand, left hand, and left arm.

Once back in the United States, Jeremy endured numerous surgeries and therapies at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. While in the hospital, Jeremy met his wife, Kayla, whose brother-in-law was in the incident with Jeremy, and the two formed a connection there. After attempting limb salvage, doctors amputated his right leg in December 2014.

Now medically retired, Jeremy and Kayla love spending time together outside with their dog. The two became parents to a baby girl in February 2022, but Jeremy’s excitement about this new chapter is clouded with concern. One of Jeremy’s biggest fears is that he will fall while carrying his daughter up the stairs. Because Jeremy’s current home is not wheelchair accessible, he has to constantly wear his prosthetic, causing intense pain and discomfort. It is especially frustrating for Jeremy to be restricted physically since he led an active lifestyle before his injury. Receiving a single-level, specially adapted custom Homes For Our Troops home will mitigate these worries. Kayla cannot wait for the day they are living in a place where her husband will be happier and more comfortable.

Once Jeremy receives the home, and is not coping with the daily pain from his prosthetic, he will have more energy for helping other Veterans in the area and volunteering. He would like to start a Ruck March fundraiser to pay it forward to organizations that have helped him, including Homes For Our Troops.

Originally from North Carolina, Jeremy is choosing to remain in the state to be close to family and healthcare.

Jeremy wants HFOT’s donors and supporters to know this home will immensely improve his daily life. “Thank you for what you’re doing for injured Veterans across the country; you’re changing their lives and mine,” he says.

Make plans to help landscape the Young’s home so they can begin rebuilding their life. Registration begins at 8:30am on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 1457 Chapel Hill Church Road, Denton, NC. Start time is 9:00am with a three minute shuttle ride to the house. For more information or to get involved, please contact Vanessa Leite 774-265-2309 or

A key Ceremony, where HFOT will present keys to SPC Young, is scheduled for Saturday, September 10. Registration begins at 9:30am with a start time of 10:00am. The ceremony will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to tour the home. Again shuttles will leave from Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Please RSVP at www,


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