Military veterans who’ve received the Purple Heart are being offered a chance to win a house on Long Island, officials said.
The Fairway Foundation, a Minnesota-based nonprofit, announced Tuesday that it purchased a home at 102 Coventry Ave. in Mastic that will be renovated and given to a wounded veteran from LI who was honorably discharged and served after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. A panel of veterans will decide the winner later this year based on those that demonstrate the greatest need.
The initiative is part of the volunteer foundation’s Purple Heart campaign to help increase awareness of the obstacles our veterans face when returning to civilian life. With more than 100,000 veterans, LI has the highest population of veterans in New York State and one of the highest veteran populations in the nation.
The foundation raised enough funds locally to purchase the three-bedroom ranch and plans to start renovations within the next few weeks. The Long Island Board of Realtors®, Inc. donated $5,000 to the Fairway Foundation under the group’s “We’re More Than Realtors®” campaign to support the foundations work with Veterans and their families. The renovation project will be led by the Interior Design Society’s Long Island Chapter.
At the completion of this home being awarded, the Fairway Foundation intends to continue annual fundraising efforts in order to create a general fund that will allow for the continued assistance to other local veterans in need.
For more information about the Fairway Foundation and to find out more about the Veteran Home Giveaway, email the FairwayFoundationNY@gmail.com or call 631-881-5110.