Saturday, April 7, 2018

Disabled Iraq Veteran Loves Tiny Home

Tiny home in Oviedo fits the needs for veteran wounded in Iraq
Orlando Sentinel
Martin E Comas
April 7, 2018

Marine Corps veteran Peter Banach came home from Iraq in 2007 with a shattered ankle, a broken back and post-traumatic stress disorder caused by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his vehicle in Fallujah.
Returning to his old job as a police officer in New Jersey was no longer possible for Banach. Like tens of thousands of other combat-wounded veterans, he found it a struggle to pay his bills or find a stable, affordable place to live.

Now the soft-spoken 37-year-old former sergeant first class has a new home he can call his own — the latest example of a charitable undertaking to find housing for Central Florida veterans in need. The 360-square-foot Oviedo home was made possible by two nonprofits, Fairways for Warriors and Operation Tiny Home, and a Longwood business, Cornerstone Tiny Homes.
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