Housing Our Nations Outstanding Returning Soldiers, Inc., (H.O.N.O.R.S.) is a charitable organization designed to provide specialized housing to injured and disabled veterans in America. The organization endeavors to lessen the financial and emotional burdens imposed on injured and disabled veterans and their families by offering housing which would otherwise be unaffordable and/or unavailable to them and their families.
H.O.N.O.R.S was co-founded in July 2011 by Charles Vitchers, who served as general construction superintendent for the Ground Zero recovery and cleanup efforts following the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and is the co-author of Nine Months at Ground Zero, and, Gordon Haberman, whose daughter Andrea was murdered at the World Trade Center on 9/11 and is the co-author of Just a Few Sleeps Away which details the kindness shown to his family in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. The time spent by Charles and Gordon at Ground Zero during the aftermath of 9/11 was the impetus for the creation of H.O.N.O.R.S as a way to honor the servicemen and women who risk their lives to protect our Nation.
H.O.N.O.R.S. and NEOPAT are joining forces to build Sgt. Everett "Alex" Haworth and his family a home in Olmsted Township, OH. Learn more about the organizations' plans for building Sgt. Haworth's home here.
To learn more about H.O.N.O.R.S. partnership with NEOPAT click here.
The Sand Mountain Reporter, "Garmon Honored."
The Times Journal, "Sardis will recognize Garmon on Friday night."
Pocono Record, “Remnant of World Trade Center in Milford.”
Housing Our Nations Outstanding Returning Soldiers (H.O.N.O.R.S.) is proud to announce that they will publicly display World Trade Center Steel at the Fire House in Milford, Pennsylvania, from September 2, 2013 to September 14, 2013, in honor of the upcoming 9/11 Anniversary. To learn more, please read the following press release.
H.O.N.O.R.S. is proud to announce that the foundation has chosen Sgt. Everett "Alex" Haworth as the organization's second adaptive home recipient. On April 4, 2012, Sgt. Haworth was severely injured by a suicide bomber while his patrol exited a city park in Miamana, Afghanistan in the Faryab Province. On this day three American National Guardsmen and fifteen Afghanis lost their lives. Sgt. Haworth received a severely broken leg, a broken arm, hearing loss, nerve damage, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple shrapnel wounds, and an assortment of other injuries.
Sgt. Haworth spent six months in Walter Reed Medical Center receiving treatment and rehabilitation for his injuries. Sgt. Haworth then spent an additional five months at a Community Based Warrior Transition Unit closer to home. Sgt. Haworth returned home to Olmsted Township, Ohio during autumn 2012 where he currently resides with his wife Mallorie and daughter Emma.
Read the press release on H.O.N.O.R.S. decision to choose Sgt. Haworth as the foundation's second recipient of a home for disabled veterans.
Read Sgt. Haworth's personal biography.
Check out all the news from the kick off celebration hosted by H.O.N.O.R.S. at the Boaz VFW in honor of Spc. Corey Garmon! Thank you to all who attended the event!
WAFF TV, “Wounded Warrior gets new home." (Video Featured on CNN US Edition)
KAIT8 TV, “Wounded Warrior gets new home." (Video)
Fox 54 WZDX, "Top9@Nine." (Video)
The Gadsden Times, “Garmon home to be ready by spring.”
The Gadsden Times, “Celebration for Garmon set for Tuesday in Boaz.”
WAAYTV.com, “Wounded Warrior chosen to receive a new adaptive home.”
The Sand Mountain Reporter, “Corey Garmon: House Expected to be complete by January.”
The Sand Mountain Reporter, “National 9/11 flag stirs great emotion.”
The Sand Mountain Reporter, “H.O.N.O.R.S. program to honor Garmon July 16.”
H.O.N.O.R.S. and Spc. Corey Garmon receive letter of support from Football Hall of Fame Coach Gene Stallings. Stallings was born March 2, 1935 and is a former American football player and coach in the United States. He played college football at Texas A&M University (1954–1956), where he was one of the "Junction Boys", and later served as the head coach at his alma mater from 1965 to 1971. Stallings was also the head coach of the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals of the NFL (1986–1989) and at the University of Alabama (1990–1996). Stalling's 1992 Alabama team completed a 13–0 season with a win in the Sugar Bowl over Miami and was named the consensus national champion. Stallings is currently a member of the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2010.
H.O.N.O.R.S. will be traveling to Northern Alabama next week to host a kick off celebration for the home building of Spc. Corey Garmon on July 16, 2013, at 6:30 PM at the Boaz VFW. Check out the event schedule and read the press release by clicking here.
H.O.N.O.R.S. first adaptive home recipient Spc. Corey Garmon and his wife Megan came to NYC this weekend to participate in the Hope & Possibility Achilles 5 Mile Walk/Run. The H.O.N.O.R.S. team was there to cheer them across the finish line!
H.O.N.O.R.S. first adaptive home recipient Spc. Corey Garmon receives commendation from Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban. Read Coach Saban's letter here.
6/6/13 H.O.N.O.R.S. Selects Spc. Corey Garmon as First Home Recipient
H.O.N.O.R.S. is proud to announce that Army Cavalry Scout Corey Garmon has been chosen as the foundation's first disabled veteran recipient of an adaptive home. Spc. Garmon lost both of his legs from the knees down, his left pinky, and 70% of his use of his left hand, and sustained moderate damage to one of his eyes. For more information on Spc. Garmon please view our Featured Soldier Page or read the press release.
March with H.O.N.O.R.S. in the New York City Annual Veterans Day Parade on Sunday November 11, 2012. To learn more about how to join H.O.N.O.R.S. in honoring our Veterans during the parade, please contact Kathleen McCarthy at email@example.com.
H.O.N.O.R.S. Co-Founder and President Charles Vitchers and the foundation's Midwest Region Project Coordinator Wes Adkins met with Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland at the America's Response Monument at Ground Zero.