Travis Manion Foundation, CBS Radio and Home Improvement Companies Like Nolan Painting Team Up To Repair and Renovate U.S. Army Veteran in Bucks County
FEASTERVILLE, PA – Travis Manion Foundation, along with CBS Radio (stations: SportsRadio 94WIP, KYW Newsradio 1060, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, 92.5 WXTU, Today’s 96.5-WTDY-FM, and 98.1 WOGL) and their home improvement partners, have teamed up to present “Hero’s Home” – the rebuilding of U.S. Army veteran Jack MacIntosh’s home. The home renovation took place over the past few months, and is now scheduled for the official unveiling and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. Below you will find details about the renovation project, as well as the ceremonial ribbon cutting event.
Jack MacIntosh and Project Hero’s Home Background
Jack MacIntosh is a U.S. Army veteran who served in combat during the Gulf War, where he was injured in the line of duty. Though Jack was honorably discharged from the Army years ago, he continues to live with character and serve others. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Feasterville, Bucks County, just outside of Philadelphia, and volunteer in the community for several veteran organizations, including: Guardians of the National Cemetery, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Veterans Multi-Service Center.
Jack is very candid about his military career and his struggles during post-military life. He has a 100% disability rating from the VA, and deals with severe Post Traumatic Stress. Jack has experienced significant hardship from the effects of battle during the Gulf War, and to make matters worse, his home experienced significant damage from Hurricane Sandy. Despite these challenges, Jack has displayed incredible grit and is now using these experiences to assist other veterans who are experiencing similar struggles. To honor Jack’s service, the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), along with CBS Radio and its home improvement partners, have stepped up to help give Jack “a home fit for a hero.”
Each April and November, the Travis Manion Foundation organizes “Operation Legacy,” which unites communities for a common cause through volunteer led service opportunities. Under this umbrella, CBS Radio and TMF joined forces to unite home improvement partners to donate their services in renovating the MacIntosh home. The Travis Manion Foundation and CBS Radio began their partnership in 2011 around TMF’s 9/11 Heroes Run: a nationwide 5K race series held in September each year to honor our military, veterans, first responders, and families of the fallen. Project Hero’s Home is the next step in this evolving partnership, and was seen by CBS Radio as a tremendous opportunity to involve its home improvement partners with a way to support a local hero. Additional info about this project and the partners involved can be found at: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/04/25/community-rallies-behind-army-vet-to-build-a-house-for-a-hero/#.WP_KMjtHD1g.twitter and http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/heroshome/
The list of home improvement partners who were instrumental in making this project happen include:
A. Brooks Kanga Roof
A. Brooks Kanga Roof provided and installed a new roof, fascia, gutters and fresh blown in insulation. Also contributing to the effort were Certainteed, Superior Supply, Velux Skylights and Gutter Solutions. “After hearing the story, we were compelled to help,” said Abe Brooks, owner of A Brooks Kanga Roof. “No family should live in disrepair, especially a veteran of our great nation.”
Sterling Kitchen, along with other partners, designed and installed a significant kitchen upgrade for the MacIntosh’s. Kraftmaid Cabinetry supplied a brand new kitchen that will more fully enhance their home. Pusey Electric, besides adding a few high hats, island pendants and wall switches to better service the kitchen lighting, Pusey completely replaced the main service connection into the home and the service panel in the basement. Imperial Marble & Granite supplied over 70 square feet of stunning new granite counters to highlight the cabinetry & flooring for Jack & Kathy.
Christian Heating & Air Conditioning
Christian Heating & Air Conditioning provided a complete new HVAC install including new Carrier air conditioner, gas furnace and indoor evaporator coil, digital thermostat and Bradford White water heater.
Pine Creek Structures
Pine Creek Structures supplied the MacIntosh’s with a new 10 x 12 Vinyl Shed for all their storage needs. It was a pleasure Limerick Pine Creek Structures to be part of such a great cause! We appreciate what this man has given to this country and this was a big thank you for that. Thank you Jack for your service!
Nolan Painting donated a complete preparation and painting of the entire interior and exterior (including power washing) of the MacIntosh’s home. This is part of Nolan In the Neighborhood, its community giving program.
Moore’s Furniture has been serving customers in the Tri-State area since 1962. It is our honor to serve Jack MacIntosh and Project Hero’s Home as Jack has served our country so admirably. Moore’s is proud to donate a variety of new furniture items to Jack and Kathy to make their home fit for a hero like Jack.
Maloumian Oriental Rugs
For nearly a century, Maloumian Rugs has been serving the community as Philadelphia’s authority for Oriental Rugs. As part of our community commitment, we are proud to furnish American hero Jack MacIntosh with oriental rugs to brighten up his home.
Queen Appliance was honored to contribute a suite of American made, stainless steel, Whirlpool kitchen appliances including a smooth-top convection range with steam clean, a stainless interior dishwasher, and an over the range microwave. As a family business since 1966, Queen Appliance values its commitment to the community and looks forward to any opportunity to give back. After learning about Jack and Kathy’s story, including Jack’s incredible service to our country and their generous dedication to our local community, our decision to participate was easy. Witnessing so many local businesses come together in such a meaningful way has been an inspiring experience.
WRS Dumpster Rental
WRS Dumpster Rental provided a complimentary 20-yard dumpster for the MacIntosh home throughout the three-month duration of Hero’s Home construction.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday April 25th at 10:15am, and a list of local dignitaries will be in attendance to celebrate the conclusion of this amazing project. Just some of the expected dignitaries include:
- Joe McFadden, Vice-Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Lower Southampton Township
- Karen McFadden, Administrator, Office of PA Representative Frank Farry and Chairman, Veterans Advisory Council of Lower Southampton Township
- Josh Jabin, Chief Operating Officer, Travis Manion Foundation
- Rich Zeoli, (emcee) Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Morning Show Host
- Jack and Kathy MacIntosh
About Travis Manion Foundation
Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis’ legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, “If Not Me, Then Who…”
Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation’s heroes lives on in the next generation.