Last month, Haselden Construction held our third annual clay shoot, raising nearly $80,000 for Homes for Our Troops, an organization providing mortgage-free, specially adapted housing for veterans disabled in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Haselden_3rd_Annual_ShootThis year’s proceeds will go towards building a home in Golden, Colo., for Marine Lance Corporal Sean Carroll, who was wounded in Iraq (please read more about LCpl Carroll below).

Haselden was honored to have Timothy McHale, Homes for Our Troops President and CEO, attend the shoot again this year. “Haselden Construction is truly an outstanding patriotic company that deeply cares for America’s veterans and their families,” McHale said. “Their kind and generous gifts to Homes for Our Troops are making significant impacts on the lives of many Colorado veterans as we continue to build specially adapted homes for our most severely injured veterans.”

In the three years Haselden has hosted the event, we have raised a total of almost $200,000. This year’s event, held at the Kiowa Creek Sporting Club, hosted more than 230 people from 48 different companies — about a 20 percent increase from last year. Major sponsors included:

  • Drake Williams (Platinum)
  • Encore Electric (Gold)
  • MTech (Silver)
  • US Engineering (Lunch)
  • United Rentals (Breakfast)
  • Martin Marietta (Large Prize & General Raffle)
  • KL&A (Large Prize)
  • Brundage Bone (Large Prize)
  • Scott Contracting (Shells)
  • Falcon Plumbing & Heating (Shells)
  • Blueline Rentals (General Raffle)
  • Tower Electric (General Raffle)
  • Proforma ScoutPromotions (Volunteer T-Shirts)

CarrollTwo weeks after graduating high school, LCpl Carroll headed to basic training in San Diego. He deployed to Iraq with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines as an Infantryman in February 2004. A month later, LCpl Carroll was on a patrol in Ramadi when he was injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast. The explosion resulted in the loss of his right leg, the amputation of his left thumb and index finger along with burns over 60 percent of his body.

When LCpl Carroll was transferred to Landstuhl, Germany he was given a 10-15 percent chance of survival. He remained in a coma as he was transported to Walter Reed, where he woke up a month later. After six months of surgeries, LCpl Carroll started physical therapy as an outpatient. You can read even more about him here.