John G. Johnson Construction Company Gives Back
April 30, 2015
Remodeling a House for Service Connected Disabled Veteran Leo Robinson
SOUTH EUCLID, OHIO – John G. Johnson Construction Company is proud to become the building partner for the North Carolina non-profit based organization, Purple Heart Homes (www.pphusa.org) with the renovations of an existing home for veteran Corporal Leo Robinson located in the City of South Euclid, Ohio.
“We are thrilled to be part of something as important as this for an individual who has provided his services to our country for our freedom. To make a commitment to this project was an easy decision. Leo has had an incredible life journey in such a short period of time, we hope our few months of renovating his home will bring years of comfort and enjoyment to him and his family”, stated JGJ President, Marty Weber.
Marine Corporal Leo Robinson was compelled to ‘help his country,’ after the tragedies of 9/11. He enlisted in the Marines. The military was a family affair. Robinson was deployed first to Al Ramadi Iraq and then to Helmand, Afghanistan where he was injured. He suffers from PTS, Tinnitus, impaired hearing and chronic renal disease. Robinson looks forward to being able to hang pictures on his walls and having a fenced in back yard tor his twin boys to be able to play and to be able to safely let out his faithful service dog Kota.
The home in South Euclid is the second Purple Heart Homes project in Ohio. Purple Heart Homes purchased the home from the Cuyahoga County Land Bank for $1.00. The home is a hand up and not a hand out as Robinson will be paying a mortgage of 50% of the appraised market value.
Purple Heart Homes is focused on changing Veterans lives one housing solution as a time. Founded in 2008 by Dale Beatty and John Gallina, two Iraq combat wounded Veterans driven by the belief that no Veteran should be left behind, Purple Heart Homes, together with the community of South Euclid is committed to ensuring a quality of life housing solution for Marine Corporal Leo Robinson and his family.
“We are most appreciative of the commitment from John G. Johnson Construction to ensure the renovations on this home for Leo Robinson enable him to move about safely in a barrier free environment so he can successfully age in place,” said John Gallina, Executive Director and Co-founder of Purple Heart Homes.
The first home Purple Heart Homes renovated in South Euclid was for US Army Veteran Demond Taylor.
Incorporated in 1943 and located in Cleveland Ohio, JGJ specializes in Construction Management, General Contracting, and Design-Build services. John G. Johnson Construction Company is dedicated to providing professional construction services and is committed to customer satisfaction and a high-level return of the customer’s investment in all phases of construction.
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