Minden, Nev. – Five-time NFL Pro Bowler Jared Allen and his foundation Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors,along with their partners at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and local contractor, Pellett Construction have handed over the keys to a mortgage-free, injury-specific accessible home in Minden, NV to local wounded Army Specialist Daniel Tingle and his family.
Founded in 2009, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) raises money to build and remodel mortgage-free, 100-percent accessible, injury-specific homes to suit the individual needs of our injured United States military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, the foundation has completed 16 custom homes for critically wounded veterans across the country.
The home for Spc Tingle is a continuation of the strong collaboration between Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters nationwide. The foundation is currently building four additional homes across the country with the help of the UBC and this home marks its first build in NV. Helix Electric, a leading Nevada electrical contractor, contributed materials and labor to provide all electrical and lighting throughout the home.
Spc Tingle and his family had been living in a home not conducive to his needs as an recent amputee, which only creates additional stress on the family. JAH4WW and its national and local partners hope to have alleviated some of that stress for SPC Tingle and his family when last week they presented them with the keys to the brand-new home designed by the couple.
Due to COVID restrictions and safety concerns the foundation was unable to host their usual in person ribbon cutting ceremony at the home. To celebrate the project’s completion Jared Allen hosted a virtual Zoom event on Monday October 5th, 2020 to catch up with the family after their move in date. You can watch that interview with Jared and Thank Daniel for his service by signing his guest book on the foundation website at https://homesforwoundedwarriors.com/2017/11/20/daniel-tingle/
For more information about JAH4WW, this build or to donate please visit www.jah4ww.com
ABOUT SPC Tingle:
While stationed in Iraq in 2007, SPC Tingle was struck by three motor rounds causing severe injuries to his feet and legs. Daniel has just come back from a patrol mission and was getting his vehicle serviced. The motor rounds, started hitting, and he ducked into his vehicle. When he thought there was a break he jumped out and ran to the bunker, which is when he was injured. However, it was a good call due to his vehicle being hit as well, in the second round of motor rounds that where hitting. Two on the left side, which took out the middle section of his left foot, and one on the right side which left shrapnel in his right foot, ankle, and leg.
As a result of his injuries, life-saving surgery was necessary, and SPC Tingle was immediately transported to Baghdad and then to Germany for surgeries to treat the wounds to his feet. SPC Tingle was then moved to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio for further treatment. Here, doctors attempted an experimental surgery using bone and skin from his hip and leg to rebuild his injured left foot.
After months in the hospital and in physical therapy, SPC Tingle was able to walk on his rebuilt foot. Unfortunately, this didn’t last and years later, the constant pain became too unbearable to lead a normal life. At the end of 2015 and after 26 surgeries to address the pain and broken hardware, SPC Tingle had his left foot amputated.
Most of the pain has subsided, but a new set of challenges remain as SPC Tingle tries to adjust to life with his amputation. This handicap accessible home tailored to his injuries will make a significant difference in his life, allowing him to become more independent and able to perform daily activities without the assistance of others..
ABOUT JARED ALLENS HOMES FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS:
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of raising money to build or modify homes for America’s injured Military Veterans. Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors was established in October of 2009 after NFL Star, Jared Allen returned home from a trip to the US Military Bases in the Middle East. Jared was moved by the commitment, dedication and sacrifices that our soldiers make every day to protect our freedom. It is Jared’s hope that this foundation will help make the lives of wounded vets a little bit easier.
For more information please visit: http://www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com
Those looking to get involved can visit www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com or contact Amanda Rahtz at Amanda@homesforwoundedwarriors.com