Neighborhood for military veterans, families of dead in Florida

The goal is to bring together families who have experienced deep grief or trauma because of their parents’ service.

LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – What started as a fantasy is now happening in Pasco County, Florida.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is building a 96-home community in Land O’ Lakes made up of new, mortgage-free homes built exclusively for three groups of people:

Veterans living with catastrophic injuries: This includes military veterans who have lost limbs, missing appendages, or have been badly burned. Often they need renovated homes to accommodate their injuries.

Gold star families: Spouses and children of service members who have been killed in action or by wounds sustained in service.

Families of fallen first responders: Spouses and children left behind after a first responder was killed in the line of duty.

The New York-based foundation received the land from an anonymous donor and relies on regular donations to build and provide the homes to families.

You can learn more about the donation by clicking here.

The neighborhood called “Let Us Do Good Village” is located on the south side of Parkway Boulevard, east of Ehren Cutoff.

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Matt Mahoney, executive vice president of Tunnel to Towers, said the foundation’s mission has always been rooted in helping children who have lost their parents so tragically and suddenly.

“Create an environment for these kids to grow up with other kids who have had similar experiences, understand what they’re struggling with, and be a beautiful community,” Mahoney said.

The first houses are expected to be completed by December 2022.

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