Crestline Veteran And Family Move Into New Smart Home

  • 7/13/2018 2:48:47 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

CRESTLINE, OH - In September, U.S. Army Captain Nick Vogt and his wife, Lauren Vogt, broke ground for their new home, which was built with the help of the Gary Sinise Foundation. On Friday, the couple and their young son were able to move into the brand-new house, which was completed earlier this week.

"It's been a long journey for them," said Scott Schaeperkoetter, Director of Operations for the Gary Sinise Foundation's RISE Program. "The journey's not over, but as Nick pointed out, it's a chapter that's closed for him. They're finally getting to move into their new specially-adapted, custom smart home."

The couple thanked everyone involved in the home's building process and spoke about how grateful they are for the community that has showed them their support.

"Thank you," Nick began. "Whether it's financial, whether it was actual physical support given as far as building or helping build the home, or just that support where you're encouraging it - encouraging this whole Gary Sinise Foundation, and ours in particular. We want to give them a big thank-you."

"This community is why we're here," Lauren said. "This is why we chose Ohio, and Crestline, and this spot across from the church. We chose it because of the community who covered Nick in prayers, ever since his injury, and really just created a place that people want to be in - that we want to raise our family in."

The Gary Sinise Foundation has completed over 48 homes across the United States, out of 66 total projects that are either completed or in-progress.

"We think it's the least we can do to show our support for them for what they've sacrificed for this great country," Schaeperkoetter said. "This is the least we can do for their family."

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