Louisiana-Pacific Corp. is collaborating with Operation Finally Home to build mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans.
LP donated SmartSide product and PR support to a home built by New American Homes in Greater Chicago for U.S. Army Spc. Nick Mapson, who sustained debilitating injuries in Afghanistan. This included the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) with the National Association of Home Builders and the Chicago NFL Players Association Former Players Chapter.
The Mapson home was built with universal design principles, including specific floor plan accommodations and such amenities as wide doorways and circulation areas and enhanced accessibility in entrances.
LP participated in four events:
• Siding of the home by former NFL players;
• Presentation about the home to the HBAGC membership;
• Surprise announcement about Mapson and the home at the HBAGC’s annual golf event; and
• Giving the home keys to Mapson and his family.