Ben Stiller Takes Lead On Homes For Our Troops Veterans Day Event

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With Veterans Day fast approaching, more and more causes are emerging that focus on America’s troops. One particular event, Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), has gotten a lot of celebrity focus. Ben Stiller is taking point on this year’s HFOT. For the third year, celebrities fuel an online auction spearheaded by several big names. All names involved are donating famous items to raise money for the charity.

Homes For Our Troops builds and donates custom homes for severely wounded veterans. When members of the military return to America, their lives are irrevocably changed. They return with emotional turmoil and sometimes physical injuries. In some cases, they may not have their old home to return to. When these occasions arise, HFOT moves in and relieves such burdens.

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Big names draw big attention and funds

Autographed Omega Seamaster gold and steel watch from Clooney’s own collection
Autographed Omega Seamaster gold and steel watch from Clooney’s own collection / TMZ

Not only do celebrities bring important items, but they also lend their name recognition to this cause. Primarily, eBay hosts this online auction. While some interested buyers may closely follow charities dedicated to returning veterans, others hear about it through famous celebrities.

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This Veterans Day, HFOT is receiving material from George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, Jake Tapper, Wynonna Judd and more. Bidding has begun already and ends November 17. Before that point, bidders can bid towards autographed scrubs from Grey’s Anatomy. If they are music aficionados, they can try for a guitar signed by Bon Jovi. Fans of Ryan Reynolds may want the spacesuit he wore in Life.

Homes For Our Troops want to provide for those returning home

Facebook banner of HFOT
Facebook banner of HFOT / Facebook

Housing for wounded veterans is morally vital and fundamentally pragmatic, reports show. Different methods of housing exist, and each provides unique benefits. These next few days are an appropriate time, with Veterans Day approaching. People from multiple backgrounds are coming together for this event. “I’m excited to feature a few of my pieces in the Veterans Day Celebrity Auction on eBay this year, benefitting the nonprofit Homes For Our Troops,” said Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.

Above all, not only does HFOT provide housing, but it customizes that housing to suit each veteran’s needs. This is in accordance with America’s laws guaranteeing accommodations for anyone with different needs. HFOT, eBay for Charity, and many more celebrities are working to encourage donors to dedicate their money to this cause. Many veterans today have seen various conflicts, from World War II to Syria. Above all, HFOT’s primary focus is housing for wounded post-9/11 veterans. HFOT President Tom Landwermeyer is confident this year will yield big results. “Partnering with big name celebrities and public figures helps us place a spotlight on the critical need of adapted housing for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.”

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