Helpingahero.Org To Award Wounded Hero, At Ampegy Lift Off Event In The WoodLands

Top Quote Ampegy, the customer-acquisition arm of Spark Energy, will pay tribute to wounded troops by hosting our home giveaway at its official lift-off event. End Quote
  • Houston, TX (1888PressRelease) April 14, 2011 - On Saturday, April 9th, will award its 30th home to Specialist Hunter LeVine, USA (Ret.) who while driving a Humvee back from a mission in Iraq was hit by an EFP. Due to his quick thinking and with the help of a radio operator, Hunter was able to continue driving straight to a medical unit despite losing both of his eyes. He endured countless surgeries in Balad, Iraq, then in Landstuhl, Germany. His first reconstructive surgery stateside lasted 23 hours. Due to the EFP blast, Hunter lost both eyes, has extensive scarring on his face and nose and is missing several teeth. He still awaits dental implants to replace his lost teeth and additional reconstructive surgeries to make his face more normal. He suffers from a Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For his service in Iraq, Specialist LeVine was awarded the Purple Heart for his sacrifice for our freedom and numerous other medals and awards. is very proud of its partnership with Spark Energy who has donated one year of free electricity to its last 7 home recipients.

    Ampegy, the customer-acquisition arm of Spark Energy, will pay tribute to wounded troops by hosting our home giveaway at its official lift-off event. At the start of the general rally, will award a soon-to-be-built custom-built home to a disabled Iraq war veteran and Woodlands resident, who has no idea about his exciting imminent surprise. Ampegy will be the lead donor for the home for Specialist LeVine by donating $10,000. Also, Ampegy will provide one year of free electricity for the completed home through Spark Energy.

    "Specialist Hunter LeVine is a true American hero. He has battled back from a near fatal injury and has endured so much on his road to recovery. We count it an honor to help this young hero begin a new life in a brand new home where his ability to live independently will be maximized. We are very grateful to Ampegy for providing the lead donation for this home. And we invite the community to donate to this home so we are able to begin building in the near future. We also want to thank the Woodlands Development Corporation for donating a lot for this new home." Meredith Iler, National Chairman,

    Houston based, Helping a Hero is a 501(c)(3) non profit, non-partisan organization providing support for military personnel, severely injured in the war on terror. Our principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members as well as engaging the community to provide services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families. Thanks to the Home Program, 23 wounded heroes are living comfortably in their new specially adapted homes and another 6 homes have been awarded and are underway. is now the largest 501(c)(3) organization building homes for our severely wounded heroes in Texas and is 2nd in the nation. And all of this has been accomplished with no paid staff.

    For more information on the's Home Program and Ampegy Energy visit the websites at and

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