Retired Army Spc. Evan Marcy, a Purple Heart recipient who lost his left leg in combat in Afghanistan, is set to receive a mortgage-free home from Building Homes for Heroes, the nonprofit announced in a recent press release. The custom home will be gifted to Marcy on Sept. 9, in East Haven, Conn.
This will be Building Homes for Heroes’ 343rd home presentation—a tribute to the 343 firefighters who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Marcy’s father, a firefighter with the Fire Department of the City of New York, was a first responder in the search-and-rescue efforts, serving at Ground Zero for nearly a month. JPMorgan Chase donated the home Marcy will receive as part of the company’s Military Home Awards Program, which has donated more than 1,050 mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families in collaboration with nonprofits such as Building Homes for Heroes since 2011.
“I’m grateful to have been chosen as the 343rd Building Homes for Heroes home recipient. To see my father’s legacy as an FDNY firefighter recognized through this gift is truly meaningful,” Marcy said. “The home and ceremony are an incredible tribute to the brave heroes we’ve lost, and I’m proud to be part of it.”