Homes For Our Troops


On March 3, 2012, Army Specialist Jose Martinez, an Infantryman, was on a foot patrol with members of the 2/3 Infantry Division on in Kandahar, Afghanistan. While attempting to aid a Soldier seriously injured in a blast, he stepped on another improvised explosive device (IED). The subsequent explosion resulted in the loss of both legs, his right arm and partial amputation of his left hand. SPC Martinez remained conscious throughout the ordeal while his teammates worked heroically to save his life, readying him for airlift to the hospital.

Now medically retired, Jose is married to his wife Liseth, who has been by his side throughout his recovery. The two previously lived in a second-floor apartment, which was not wheelchair accessible. SPC Martinez sustained a right hip disarticulation that makes balancing and walking difficult, and requires him to spend more time in his wheelchair due to fatigue and soreness. Jose can now navigate his wheelchair around a full size kitchen where he can enjoy cooking once again, and does not have to worry about reaching for ingredients or utensils in high cabinets. Additionally, he faced daily challenges with his previous bathroom when transitioning from the shower back to his wheelchair. The freedom receives from a specially adapted home addresses all of these concerns.

Homes for Our Troops and Rev-A-Shelf welcomed Army Specialist Jose Martinez and his family to their new home on Saturday, March 12th, 2016, which was held in Apple Valley, California. (Read More)

We Are Honored

Rev-A-Shelf is proud to be a three-year national sponsor of the nonprofit organization, Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), which builds specially adapted, mortgage-free home nationwide for severely injured Veterans of Post 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Rev-A-Shelf will work with Home for Our Troops' Veterans and general contractors to furnish all homes with cabinet storage and organization accessories, providing optimal accessibility for Veteran home recipients.

If you are interested in participating in Homes For Our Troops related events please contact Shari McPeek, Public Relations & Advertising Manager for Rev-A-Shelf.