A home for a hero

Construction ona “Hero Home” is complete and soon a wounded warrior and family will move into the new, accessible home tailored just to him and packed full of Wellborn Cabinet’s Active Living products.

On August 31, Wellborn Cabinet hosted an event at the home. The event featured special veteran guests and also featured Tate Stevens and Paula Deen. This open house event showcased all the incredible and accessible cabinets inside the home, allowing this amazing vet and others to see what he’d be able to do with a home tailored to him and his needs.

Hero Home In attendance were veteran guests who were able to demonstrate the accessibility of the Wellborn cabinetry for those with physical challenges. Of course, our special veteran guests also demonstrated their baking skills when they utilized the accessible kitchen to bake a cake with celebrity chef Paula Deen.

Paula Deen and her husband, Michael, work alongside the Helping a Hero Foundation as ambassadors and are proud to be able to bring attention to wounded warriors and their needs. Michael told us that, “People tend to forget that an injured vet also has a family. He still wants to be able to provide for that family and care for them. Having a home like this makes that easier.”

Tate Stevens is also a Helping a Hero Foundation ambassador and performed at the Wellborn Cabinet event that day. He said he doesn’t see the home as charity. “I always say that this isn’t a handout ... it's a hand up.”

Home for a hero Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. is honored to have been a part of giving Eric and his family that hand up with accessible cabinetry that spans their entire home. We truly hope that this will make Eric's life easier and bring joy to him and his entire family for years to come. Wellborn Cabinet would also like to say a huge thank you to Eric for his service and dedication to our country.

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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).