NSM Partners with Operation FINALLY HOME to Help Veterans
- By Laurie Watanabe
- May 22, 2020
National Seating & Mobility (NSM) has partnered with Operation FINALLY HOME, a Texas-based non-profit organization that supports veterans in need.
The new partnership’s first project: building a home ramp for Ray Marin, a veteran now living in Austin, Texas.
Marin, who served in the U.S. Marines for six years during the Vietnam War, survived open-heart surgery and a stroke, and has also battled cancer, according to a news announcement. To help Marin and his wife, Lucille, National Ramp donated a home ramp, and then collaborated with NSM on the installation.
“NSM responded so quickly and the new ramp looks like it was made for our back-door threshold,” Marin said. “Lucy and I can now go to our backyard to be in the sunshine, walk our dogs and enjoy our waterfall.”
Operation FINALLY HOME provides mortgage-free homes and home modifications “for America’s military heroes and widows of the fallen,” the news announcement said.
Rusty Carroll, Executive Director of Operation FINALLY HOME, said, “NSM’s mission and values align well with our own as we all work toward creating a more comfortable and independent life for those in need. We are grateful for their support on this project and look forward to partnering on future needs for the veterans we serve.”
While NSM has been best known through most of its history as a Complex Rehab Technology provider, the company now also provides home and vehicle accessibility products and services. NSM will be working with Operation FINALLY HOME to help other veterans who have mobility and accessibility needs in locations where NSM has offices.
Bill Mixon, NSM’s CEO, said, “NSM is committed to breaking down barriers to support independence for all who deserve to live life without limitations. We are honored to work with Operation FINALLY HOME to provide home solutions for our country’s veterans, including this deserving Marine and his family.”
Veterans and their families who want to contact Operation FINALLY HOME for assistance can visit the organization’s Web site for details.
Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.