Last Friday, E.E. Ward local operations manager Jeff Johnson attended Gary Sinise Foundation’s home dedication ceremony for U.S. Army Captain Nick Vogt. The Gary Sinise Foundation builds smart homes specifically adapted to accommodate wounded veterans.
Captain Vogt served in Afghanistan as a Platoon Leader in 2011. On November 12, 2011, he and his team were on foot patrol when they discovered a weapons cache. While investigating, he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). The explosion resulted in the amputation of both his legs, severe brain injury, and chronic brain seizures.
The home dedication event included a ceremony where speakers honored Nick. There was also a big reveal where Nick and his family saw the finished smart home, which was fully decorated and ready for move-in.
NorthAmerican Van Lines is a supporting sponsor of the RISE program. E.E. Ward and the northAmerican Van Lines agent network have transported over 300,000 lbs of furniture over 24,000 miles in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation and military service members.
On Saturday, E.E. Ward driver and Navy veteran Gene Willis did a local move for Nick Vogt. “Nick was very humble, and there couldn’t have been a more deserving person to accept the contribution. It was an honor to help out a fellow serviceman,” Gene said.
E.E. Ward proudly supports our military and would like to thank our active duty and retired service members for their dedication to protecting our country and citizens abroad.