Fundraising Dinner to Benefit Building Homes for Heroes and Master Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers

October 25, 2013 by SoWal Staff

On Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Randy Wise Homes, Inc. will hold a fundraiser to benefit Building Homes for Heroes. This benefit will help to provide local wounded veteran, Air Force Master Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers and his family with a new home. Attendees will enjoy dinner, a silent auction and a presentation by Building Homes for Heroes at the grand ballroom at The Emerald Grande in Destin, FL. 
Deslauriers is a triple amputee, so his home will be designed especially for his needs. The house will be equipped with a wheelchair ramp, and it will feature 5-foot diameter turnaround spaces so he can maneuver his wheelchair. His home will also have a pool and gym so Deslauriers can keep fit. 
Randy Wise Homes, Inc. of Niceville, Florida has been selected by Building Homes for Heroes to build the family’s new home. “We are working closely with them to ensure that we meet all of their needs. This is an American Hero that has made an incredible sacrifice by defending our country. We want to let the world know that we are taking care of our soldiers,” said Randy Wise. 
Building Homes for Heroes is planning a November 18th Groundbreaking Ceremony at Emerald Bay in Destin, FL for Master Sergeant Joseph Deslauriers and his family.  For more information call (850) 678-9473 or email Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at
Building Homes for Heroes is a national non-profit, organization founded in 2006 that builds homes from the ground up or modifies existing homes to meet the needs of wounded soldiers who have returned home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities. These mortgage free homes not only help to remove the family’s financial burden, but they also help to restore the individual’s freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life.  For more information, please visit
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joseph Deslauriers was injured in September 2011 when on a combat operation in Afghanistan.  Deslauriers was mounted in a mine resistance vehicle conducting a post blast assessment of an IED explosion. In an effort to get a closer look at the damage done by the IED blast, Tech. Sgt. Deslauriers dismounted and stepped on a secondary mine. The explosion that ensued resulted in Deslauriers losing both legs above the knee, and his left arm at the elbow.  Deslauriers carried out two tours of duty in Afghanistan and served in Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo. 
Can’t Attend? Make a donation to Building Homes for Heroes. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Please make checks to: Building Homes for Heroes. Mail checks to: Randy Wise Homes, 127 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, Florida 32578.

About Randy Wise Homes:  Randy Wise Homes, Inc. is a locally owned general contracting company located in Niceville, Florida. For the past 30 years, they have provided building and remodeling services across Northwest Florida, including Niceville, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Freeport and Crestview. Randy Wise Homes specializes in custom built homes and remodeling. Our Classic and Craftsman Homes divisions in new construction provide a variety of floor plans from which to choose, and offer both quality and value. Randy Wise Homes' goal is to achieve an honest combination of function and design so that the sum of those is a practical, warm, and inviting living space that you and your family will enjoy for many years to come. In addition to being a Southern Living Custom Builder Member, Randy Wise Homes, Inc. has earned numerous awards from the Building Industry Association and other prestigious organizations.


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