'Patriot Home' sale benefits disabled veterans

October 19, 2009 12:50:09 PM PDT
A group that helps disabled military members in Illinois now has a lot more money to work with. Governor Quinn and lawmakers from the south suburbs were in Richton Park Saturday at the newly constructed 'Patriot Home.' The Mill Creek Development company donated the land, and the Southwest Suburban Homebuilders Association donated labor and materials.

A marine who served in 'Desert Storm' purchased the home. The sale proceeds of $324,000 were then donated to the Disabled Patriot Fund. That money will be distributed to military members and their families adversely affected by the war on terror.

"It's been a great blessing for us, and it's kind of ironic that us buying a home would bless many veterans that have been wounded," said homebuyer Grady Wheaton, Jr.

Since it was formed in 2004, the volunteer organization has raised and distributed more than $1 million.


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