Carrington Partners With the Gary Sinise Foudation to Build Smart Homes for Wounded Veterans

Carrington Partners with Gary Sinise Foundation

(From Left to Right: Bruce Rose, Carrington Holding Company CEO; John Masson, Gary Sinise Foundation Ambassador, Wounded Veteran, and ‘Smart Home’ Recipient; and Gary Sinise, Actor, Humanitarian, and Founder of Gary Sinise Foundation)

The Carrington Companies (Carrington) is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) to provide donations and operational support for GSF’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence & Supporting Empowerment) program.

Through it’s program, GSF is building Smart Homes for some of America’s most severely wounded service members and their families.

Carrington’s non-profit organization, Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF), will be supporting the Gary Sinise Foundation and the R.I.S.E. program through its various fundraising endeavors. This includes it’s flagship event, the Annual Golf Classic, which is held at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California on October 6, 2014.

The Annual Golf Classic will benefit the Veterans Airlift Command as well as raise funds for GSF’s custom home projects. For more information please visit: http://www.carringtoncf.org/golf.

In addition to raising funds through it’s fundraising efforts, Carrington will be donating the expertise of its real estate development group, Carrington Development Company, LLC (CDC) and real estate services group, Carrington Home Solutions, L.P. (CHS). CDC will manage all aspects of the custom, Smart Home development. This includes land selection and purchasing, design management, permitting and approval, construction management, home automation, budgeting and reporting, and the coordination of the many material donations from various vendors.

CHS will provide renovation services on properties that are donated from major financial institutions that are then sold upon completion of the renovations. Funds from the sales of these homes will then be donated to the construction of Veteran’s homes.

“We are honored to have the privilege of working with the Gary Sinise Foundation to support this program,” said Carrington Holding Company CEO Bruce Rose. “The Carrington Companies will bring forth all of our capabilities in securing and developing these custom homes for our country’s Veterans. We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to America’s service members, and are thrilled to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause.”

About Carrington Real Estate Services

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC is one of the 18 companies under Carrington Holding Company, LLC. Together these businesses cover virtually every aspect of the single-family residential real estate transaction.

Carrington Real Estate Services is a full-service national real estate brokerage licensed in 22 states, with 33 corporately owned and operated branch offices. Approximately 1,300 sales professionals provide expertise to assist buyers and sellers with residential property services that include retail sales, investment, rentals, distressed property sales and short sales. To learn more, visit our website at www.carringtonrealestate.com.

About Gary Sinise and the Gary Sinise Foundation

Actor/humanitarian Gary Sinise has been actively supporting the troops for over thirty years. Among his numerous film and television roles, it was his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, which formed an enduring connection with servicemen and women throughout the military community. In 2003, Sinise formed the “Lt. Dan Band” and began entertaining troops serving at home and abroad. Performing pop hits to classic rock staples, the 12 member cover band has played for over half-a-million troops and their families. His endless work on behalf of those who’ve served has earned Sinise many distinguished awards including The Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment from the Medal of Honor Society, the Spirit of the USO Award, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Spirit of Hope Award by the Department of Defense, and most recently the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association. In 2008 he was given the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the nation, only the third actor ever to receive this honor. He was named an Honorary Chief Petty Officer by the United States Navy and an Honorary Marine by the United States Marine Corp.

Gary Sinise Foundation honors its defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. These include its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), whose flagship initiative is a custom Smart Home building project for severely wounded veterans. Each home is customized to ease daily challenges and help restore independence with features like retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, elevators and more, all accessible via an iPad. Both through its own efforts and through its Building for America’s Bravest partner program, Gary Sinise Foundation is constructing these one-of-a-kind homes all across the country, each for a wounded hero, their caregivers and family. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, Serving Heroes and Arts & Entertainment Outreach. Over the years, the Foundation has formed numerous corporate partnerships including, the Carrington Companies, who donate and provide real estate development and construction management services to build the R.I.S.E. program’s Smart Homes, and GE whose Get Skills to Work program helps veterans translate military skills into advanced manufacturing jobs while empowering employers with tools to recruit, onboard and mentor veterans. For more information, please visit GarySiniseFoundation.org

The Gary Sinise Foundation (Federal Tax ID 80-0587086) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27963. For more information, please visit www.garysinisefoundation.org.