With incredible support from the Award-winning builder Goodall Homes and Nashville-based LP Building Products, Staff Sargent Shaun Meadows will be presented with a brand new home–custom-tailored to his needs–by the wonderful people at Operation Finally Home. Shaun Meadows was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan by an IED, and he lost both of his legs as a result. Big Kenny couldn’t be more excited to start hammering nails, “that’s crazy good and dang if he don’t deserve it.”
Big Kenny, as well as John Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy donated 100% of the proceeds from their Nashville performance at the Fontanel Mansion to Operation Finally Home, and surprised the Staff Sargent by bringing him on stage in the middle of their performance to make the announcement.
“This is a wonderful organization I’ve worked with for years. They have a very simple but very important cause,” said Big Kenny, who first approached his touring partners about the idea. “Building a home isnoble, but constructing a home tailored to the needs of a specific injury or disability is one of the things Operation FINALLY HOME really understands and has done well time and again. It’s an honor for us allto have them working with us here in Music City. I’m willing to jump out of a perfectly good plane to raise awareness of the great needs of so many of our returning soldiers!”
Daniel Vargas, a retired U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant runs Operation FINALLY HOME out of NewBraunfels, Texas. Born out of the Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops effort, the programprovides custom-made homes to wounded and disabled veterans as well as to widows of the fallen in aneffort to get their lives back on track.
“For many of our soldiers the real battle begins once they’ve left the hospital and returned home,” saidVargas. “We are committed to helping make sure that these men and women will have the security ofa roof over their heads. This mission is possible only through gifts from donors and sponsors. We aregrateful and proud to have country music stars Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy support our efforts.”