Dennison was severely injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan in 2012, which resulted in the amputation of both of his legs. His wheelchair-accessible home will be built in Rutland, Wisconsin, and will include wider halls and doorways, automatic door openers, roll-under sinks and stove tops, lowered counter tops and pull-down shelving, all designed to help him live independently.
Piggly Wiggly Midwest said it is pleased to be a mission partner with HFOT, and proud to honor Dennison’s service and the sacrifices he and his family have made.
HFOT is a privately-funded nonprofit organization that builds specially-adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans. Most of these veterans have sustained life-altering injuries, including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis and/or severe traumatic brain injury. HFOT builds the home where the veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Since 2004, HFOT has built more than 190 specially-adapted homes nationwide.
Piggly Wiggly Midwest supplies 105 Piggly Wiggly supermarkets in the greater Wisconsin and northern Illinois areas, as well as 10 Butera Market stores and two EuroFresh stores in the Chicagoland area.
Since 1911, Sheboygan has been the home to Piggly Wiggly’s headquarters, where it has its corporate offices and two of its distribution centers. A third distribution center is located in Milwaukee.