Saturday marks a new beginning for Marine Sergeant Greg Caron and his wife, Nina. The couple finally received keys to their new home in Ellington.
Caron lost both his legs and the use of his right arm when an IED exploded in Afghanistan while he was on patrol.
Volunteers from Building Homes for Heroes built the home from the ground up as a thank you for Caron's sacrifice and service to his country. The home is customized to meet his needs. The builder says more than 70 percent of the materials used for construction were donated.
"Everybody put their best foot forward. There were so many people who wanted to help, wanted to give, and now you see the end result," said Liz Loiva, Owner of Nordic Builders of Tolland.
Building Homes for Heroes is a non-profit group dedicated to supporting soldiers who return home wounded and with severe disabilities from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The group plans to build 25 Homes this year for wounded veterans. For more information about the non-profit, visit their website at www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.