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John Gonsalves, a construction supervisor from Wareham, Mass., says he was struck by television news accounts of a Humvee driver in Iraq who lost two legs during a rocket-propelled grenade attack. "I remember watching that and wondering, "What happens to him from here?" Gonsalves said. The news story inspired him to volunteer his services to an organization that builds houses for disabled troops, but he couldn't find one. "That planted the seed for Homes for Our Troops," he said. "I knew that if I didn't get a group together and try to do this, it would haunt me the rest of my life." With more than $100,000 in donations and $50,000 in labor and building materials, Gonsalves hopes to break ground soon on his first project.

To make a donation, visit or write: Homes for Our Troops, Inc., P.O. Box 615, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.