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-- actor Gary Sinise is now joining with the families of 9/11 victims to build specially adapted Smart homes.
For our most seriously wounded US service members the project is called building for America's bravest.
It is joint project of the Gary Sinise foundation and the Stephen sellers to a tunnel to towers foundation.
They've built eleven home so far this year in the process and more on the drawing board turning out.
Gary Sinise and -- -- chairman of the tunnel to towers foundation guys thank you so much for being here and -- and what an honor.
A -- -- -- you you -- on the program before talking about this why isn't this.
What you mean with all your celebrity higher power and money why is this what you've chosen to put your time -- Well various reasons I've been involved with.
Disabled veterans since I've played on years ago and in a movie.
In the mid ninety's and they -- and force him.
Lieutenant Dan -- -- disabled veteran I got involved with the DAV Disabled American Veterans organizations.
And supporting them for many many years.
I have veterans in my family.
Respect -- our veterans do for us and then after September 11 we started deploying and people started getting hurt and I have very very actively involved with the -- -- military charities and and doing what I could to try to help keep them strong and we've partnered up.
-- -- foundation tunnel to towers foundation to try to do something for our wounded and buildings homes.
-- and break your brother Steve is similar we was lost on 9/11.
Try to run toward the danger running through the tunnels.
Because he couldn't make it after his vehicle stopped.
Just just just trying to get through to -- people's lives he wound up losing his own.
You are now working to build homes for our most wounded veterans.
Because a lot of these guys were wounded trying to fight these wars.
Afghanistan in particular that was started in the wake of that devastation and -- You're exactly right in this and that's why -- foundation has evolved.
To what we're doing now you know we know that world war because what happened to -- -- but over 3000 people that they we've lost it was a tremendous -- for our country.
All men and women have picked up the torch since then and have made.
Tremendous sacrifice for us so many of them are not coming home but the ones that are coming on -- has severely injured I think it is our responsibility as civilians here.
To make sure that we take care of in the proper way.
And this is the least that we can go so we're very proud of -- what we're doing.
These guys and these are the most wounded -- -- -- that you you know guys who've lost their arms and their legs they they don't.
Have a place to live these homes cost a lot of money between 500000 a million -- you're working to raise money.
See you can build them let me ask you this -- is it hard is it hard.
Meaning these guys and finding a starting point to help them rebuild.
Their homes their lives -- morale.
What's difficult is -- fact that there's so many.
And thankfully there are other homebuilding projects out there there trying to to fill the gaps and make sure that that we take care of these wounded warriors what we've chosen to do we have over forty triple amputees.
And we focus our tension in the past.
Couple years on the quadruple amputee -- and they obviously have special needs.
We're lucky that we have Smart home technology guys that work with the local architects and they come and they designed these homes specifically.
For the needs of the wounded warrior and -- they have very very severe injuries they obviously have special needs so.
Coming into houses.
Is it is difficult you know just any any house of these -- arms -- Designed to make their lives more manageable and we we've chosen.
Ten warriors this year.
The thing about what we do is I go in and -- play a concert to rally the communities around this that the wounded -- so that -- -- not only are we building a house together.
But we're trying to inform the community.
In a way that they can help to support this this wounded warrior as life goes on once he gets -- -- and gets -- at -- the community has to take extra responsive.
And for people who feel like that they gave they feel uncomfortable you know I mean a quadruple amputees in -- makes people feel comfortable because.
They feel such pain in such heartache looking at somebody else's pain -- and make some turn away.
How do you get past that to where you say I'm not gonna turn when I'm gonna help.
Well first -- you meet them.
There -- incredible people but just that they join the service and protect the country means -- incredible people.
But -- every one of they would do and over again.
They all say that this is what they wanted to do.
They want to put their life in their body on the line and they did and they paid a big prize and so when you meet them.
They're remarkable human beings and it's the least that we can do is going to rally together and make sure we get what they are at some of these people is asking -- -- who what where the most amazing interviews -- -- you've done.
And I always say if he's got all -- -- -- them because they they were few as a human being they need to remember everything that's important in this -- and.
Either way you think you're too busy.
To help people like our wounded veterans take a look at Gary Sinise is like.
Starring in CSI New York.
Playing lieutenant Dan band going around we're going to -- -- foundation dot org you can make a donation to that organization or to tunnel to -- But dot org and help out this very worthy -- gentlemen thank you -- So much we get the concert April 27 in Brooklyn College April 27 Brooklyn College -- there -- can donate if you can't we appreciate it.
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