Local nonprofit raises $500k to build home for veteran


ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) -A  local nonprofit has raised more than $500,000 to build a home for a veteran who was injured in Afghanistan. The Anderson home is now nearly complete.

U.S. Army Veteran Tim Senkowski lost both of his legs, and one of his friends, after an explosion in 2011. What he didn’t lose was the support of his community.

Bob Lunebrink is chairman of The Path Home. The group heard about Senkowski’s injuries and spent years collecting donations to help build the home.

“If you’ve ever met Tim, he’s such a worthy guy,” Lunebrink said. “That’s been our focus from day one. What can we do to make this guy’s journey back home a bigger, happier journey?”

Lunebrink said it’s tough to keep track of everyone who has donated, but he did name a few: Ricker Oil, the Indianapolis Colts, and 3R Products and Services. He also said the Indiana State Labor Trades donated more than $400,000 in labor and materials.

Every room is wheelchair friendly, even the rooms for Senkowski’s three sons.

His mom is moving in right next door, also with the help of donations.

“I don’t even know how to describe how we express our thank you to everything that everybody’s doing,” Senkowski’s mother and caregiver, Tamra Rigdon, said.

The family plans to move in within the next month.

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