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Sgt. First Class Bacary Sambou – wounded U.S. Army veteran to receive new home in Winter Park

Photo by Tim Freed U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Bacary Sambou has waited a year for his new home, as he recovers from injuries he suffered at war.

Photo by Tim Freed
U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Bacary Sambou has waited a year for his new home, as he recovers from injuries he suffered at war.

In 2014, the Hannibal Square Community Land Trust & Fairways for Warriors had a golf fundraiser to benefit building a home for a combat wounded veteran. One year later, Sgt. Sambou will be welcomed home from the long rehabilitative journey & given the keys to his new Winter Park home. This has been a labor of love with the support of the City of Winter Park who donated the land to the HSCLT, funding from VA Special Adaptive Housing, Fair Housing Continuum, Wells Fargo and private donors. In addition, material, labor, landscaping, paint, painting,foundation, gutters and many other contractor donated services were provided to insure Sgt. Sambou’s home was completed.

Sgt. Sambou has been active duty in the Army since 1997. He has received a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, 5 Certificates of Achievement, 3 Army Commendation medals, and more . In March 2012 while delivering supplies in Calabus, Afghanistan, his convoy was hit by an IED blast. He suffered a spinal cord injury, 2 broken ribs, broken foot, mild traumatic brain injury and suffers from severe post traumatic stress disorder. Sgt Sambou will transition from the rehab facility in Avalon Park into his new home with his sister who is his care giver.

VETERAN HOMECOMING
WEDNESDAY, 8/26/15
10:00AM
663 SYMONDS AVE, WINTER PARK,FL 32789

Contact: Hannibal Square Community Land Trust
Denise Weathers hscltinc@gmail.com/ 407 643.9111

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