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NERCC Teams Up for Wounded Warrior

(l-r) NFL All-Pro Jared Allen, Congressman Bill Keating, Joe Albanese of Commodore Builders, Army CPL Paul Skarinka, New England Carpenters union leader Tom Flynn, and Jennifer Skarinka.

Hanson, MA – The New England Regional Council of Carpenters has announced its partnership with Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, Commodore Builders, and other sponsors in the construction of a new home for United States Army Corporal Paul Skarinka, his wife, and two children in Hanson.

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the project was held recently at the site.

Corporal Skarinka was eight months into his first tour with the U.S. Army when his unit came under enemy fire outside of Baghdad. He suffered a severed artery and serious damage to his left arm and leg from a rocket-propelled grenade and has undergone 22 surgeries as well as amputation of his left leg and partial amputation of his left arm.

He and his family live in a home that is not handicap accessible or conducive to his needs as a recent amputee. His new home will be fully handicap accessible and tailored to his injuries.

Corporal Skarinka currently works as an EMT/paramedic with the Plympton Fire Department and Brewster Ambulance Service.

“Union carpenters are honored to be a part of this project, assisting a family and an individual who has given so much for our country,” said Tom Flynn, executive secretary-treasurer of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters. “We like to put our skills and our tools to good work, and we know from our union’s experience across the country with Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors how effective his team is at coordinating these construction projects.”


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