ENERGY STAR CERTIFED HOMES FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS Homes for our Troops (Boston Based HFOT) Partners with The CSI Company to provide certified Energy Star home for wounded Army Veteran, Sgt. David Mayer Boston based Homes for Our Troops, is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004. They are strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries since September 11, 2001. It is our duty and our honor to assist severely injured Veterans and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Army SGT David Mayer was on his second deployment when he lost both of his legs when the convoy he was riding in was attacked in Al-Hillah, Iraq on March 14, 2008. On route to a mission in Baghdad, SGT Mayer's vehicle was struck by an Explosively Formed Penetrator, causing SGT Mayer, to be thrown into the gunner's cage, severely injured by shrapnel. David and two other soldiers suffered serious injuries leaving each of them a bilateral amputee. Airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany, SGT Mayer was later transported to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he remains at this time, undergoing therapies and treatments. A fan of cryptography, David would like to return to school and has hopes to open his own business in the future. He is a member of the VFW, American Legion, the American Legion Riders, and the Patriot Guard. When asked how living in a specially adapted home built by Homes for Our Troops would change his life SGT Mayer stated, "This home will stabilize me so that I can go to school and work and get on with my life. One of my biggest worries has been trying to locate accessible housing and Homes for Our Troops is taking that worry away. Thank you for doing this... it changes lives and it helps injured service members cope when they see that there are people who care."
In November 2012 Project Manager, Joe Taveria from HFOT was referred to Aryn Sieber Founder and Director of Business Development of the CSI Company. Mr Taveria explained the background of HFOT and asked if the CSI Company would be interested in partnering with HFOT to certify Sgt. Mayer’s home as an Energy Star home. The critical news was that the home was already under construction. Without delay Mr. Sieber agreed to help and immediately took action. After months of tracing back the documentation and performing inspections the final Energy Star diagnostics testing and inspections were performed and completed by the CSI Company. We are pleased to announce that Sgt. Mayer’s home is a certified Energy Star home, says Sieber. Following are pictures of the home dedication to Sgt. David Mayer on Armed Forces Day May 2013. To learn more about Homes for Our Troops go to http://www.homesforourtroops.org
SGT Mayer arrives for his Homes For Our Troops Dedication ceremony.
Flag raising ceremony
SGT Mayer cuts the ribbon to his specially designed and equipped home.
Mr. Sieber and others sign the dedication banner.
Mr. Sieber thanking SGT Mayer for his service and sacrifice for our country.
The CSI company is honored to be able to assist SGT Mayer and recognize his immense contribution and sacrifice for our freedom and protecting our country.
The CSI Company and Kotobukiya USA donate toys to various Charities and Foundations to spread holiday cheer:
We believe that a strong and healthy community is ultimately the vision that we here at The CSI Company is building towards. It is with this core principle that we aim to participate with as many local community organizations and volunteering opportunities as time permits. We are truly humbled by the work of the Non-Profits and NGOs that we have had the fortune to help with through the years. On Saturday December 15th, The CSI Company in conjunction with Kotobukiya USA donated many cases of toys to the Toys For Tots Foundation; hosted by Goodyear Blimp near the Home Depot Center in Carson.
We would like to express our thanks to the organizers and we are grateful to have been able to add to the joy of many children through this holiday season.
Once again we give our warmest Thank You to the brave Service-persons who keep us save, Aryn Sieber; owner of The CSI Company felt truly honored to be able to spend some time with the noble Marines at this event and to assist with this immensely worthwhile cause.
50 cases of toys and figurines for adolescent kids (12-15 yrs.) were donated at this event.
Other stops The CSI Company made:
Cheers for Children received 27 cases of Star Wars figurines for kids ages 12-15. Mrs. Donna Dawick from Cheers for Children said that "the gifts were perfect"; noting that kids in that age group usually get overlooked as most people (unknowingly) give toys more suitable for younger kinds.
3 boxes of toys were donated with the help of Fire Station 11 Long Beach.
Firefighter Hopper's responded; "Thank you for your generous donation to the Spark of Love toy drive. The gifts you delivered to Fire Station 11 today will be the highlight of Christmas for a family in need this holiday season. Thanks again for your selflessness generosity.", Firefighter Hopper, 11A
4 boxes of toys were donated to North Long Beach Christian Fellowship, 5640 Orange Ave. Long Beach Ca 90805, and will be distributed by Paster Walter M. Carter.
The CSI Company is consulting and building Hillside LEED Platinum project.
The CSI Company will be working in conjunction with Pod Design and a team of expert green builders to deliver the future of Green building and Energy Efficiency. By meeting the criteria of the LEED Platinum rating system, not only will the home have impressive design and aesthetics, it will be environmentally avant-garde (Net Zero Energy) and built with a health-conscious focus.
The Project Data:
LEED LEED Platinum
Size 4,000 sq. ft.
Status coming this fall!
Maria Romo (center) discusses the rennovations to her home
Nestled below the mountains that shelter Big Bear Lake, lies a city that has embarked on an ambitious plan to make as much of its territory as energy efficient as possible. As part of a massive effort to rethink and revamp an entire city, San Bernardino has embarked on a plan to improve everything it can, within city limits.
In the spirit of an old American tradition, one community shows that neighborliness has not died out. Dedicated people are trying to strengthen their city by helping create work for people in need of jobs and Energy efficient remodeling proves to be a valuable tool for rebuilding homes, communities, and the economy.