AUSTIN, Texas (May 20, 2020) – Operation FINALLY HOME and National Seating & Mobility (NSM) teamed to provide a new wheelchair ramp for U.S. Marine veteran Ray Marin at his home in Austin, Texas. The project marks the beginning of a new partnership between the two organizations to support mobility and accessibility for veterans in need.
The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide mortgage-free homes and home modifications for America’s military heroes and widows of the fallen. NSM is the leading provider of complete mobility solutions; including mobility equipment, home & vehicle accessibility and maintenance & repair services supporting independence for individuals with mobility challenges.
“NSM’s mission and values align well with our own as we all work toward creating a more comfortable and independent life for those in need,” said Rusty Carroll, Operation FINALLY HOME Executive Director. “We are grateful for their support on this project and look forward to partnering on future needs for the veterans we serve.”
Marin served in the U.S. Marines for six years during the Vietnam War. Following open heart surgery, a stroke and a battle with cancer, Operation FINALLY HOME provided home modifications to support his needs. NSM collaborated with National Ramp on the donation and installation of a new ramp providing a more secure entry to the Marin home.
“NSM responded so quickly and the new ramp looks like it was made for our back-door threshold,” said Marin. “Lucy and I can now go to our backyard to be in the sunshine, walk our dogs and enjoy our waterfall.”
Operation FINALLY HOME and NSM will work together to assist other veterans with mobility and accessibility challenges in markets where NSM has a presence.
“NSM is committed to breaking down barriers to support independence for all who deserve to live life without limitations,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “We are honored to work with Operation FINALLY HOME to provide home solutions for our country’s veterans, including this deserving Marine and his family.”
For additional information or to apply for consideration for a home or home modification, please visit operationfinallyhome.org/apply
About Operation FINALLY HOME
Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLYHOME is to provide homes and home modifications to America’s military Heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. In 2020, Operation FINALLY HOME is celebrating 15 years honoring heroes with homes, and recently launched its 200th project. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help these Heroes and their families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a place to call home. For more information about Operation FINALLY HOME, visit OperationFINALLYHOME.org, follow @OpFINALLYHOME on Twitter and find us on Facebook.
About National Seating Mobility
National Seating & Mobility is North America’s premier provider of customized mobility, home and vehicle accessibility, and full-service equipment maintenance and repair solutions supporting independence for individuals with mobility challenges. Founded in 1992, the company has grown from five locations providing complex rehabilitation therapy to a comprehensive network of mobility and accessibility experts partnering with physicians, therapists and clients across the U.S. and Canada. National Seating & Mobility is the only national mobility solutions provider accredited by The Joint Commission for demonstrating quality and safe care. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. For more information about National Seating & Mobility visit nsm-seating.com.