GREEN BAY, WI - Dick Resch, CEO of Wisconsin furniture building giant KI has donated and help remodel a Green Bay home for returning military veterans.
Resch and employee-owned KI, which manufactures furniture and wall systems for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets, together donated the once-vacant property, which will serve as a transitional home for returning military service members and families. It was remodeled in partnership with the Green Bay, WI affiliate of Rebuilding Together and Heroes at Home.
“KI proudly supports our nation's military and remains committed to extending every opportunity we can as employers to make sure these heroes have a home when they return from deployment,” said Dick Resch, CEO, in a statement issued at the dedication ceremony May 2.
Joining Resch at the event were Congressman Reed Ribble (R-WI), Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, Brown County executive Troy Streckenbach and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs advisor and retired Brigadier General Andrew M. Schuster. The group was also joined by KI employee and Army Reservist Mike Vaessen, who recently returned from his third deployment to Afghanistan.
Heroes at Home is an initiative created through the collaboration of Sears Holdings Corp. and Rebuilding Together of Green Bay. Rebuilding Together is a housing revitalization advocacy group with 200 local affiliates and 200,000 volunteers, including skilled tradespersons, corporate partners and everyday citizens, who repair homes.
The KI Hope House received extensive renovations, including new windows, electrical and plumbing upgrades, a new roof and other critical upgrades to bring the home to a healthy standard of living.
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