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02-08-2019 Event Recap

The William J. May III Service Above Self Awards

House of Heroes Connecticut Introduces Annual Awards in Honor of its Late Co-Founder


Bill May was all about honor, and service. The House of Heroes Connecticut Chapter cofounder,

who passed away in December 2016 following a two-year battle with cancer, made a life of serving both his country and his fellow comrades in need through his devotion to the House of Heroes mission. In Bill’s final months, he worked tirelessly in his dual roles as chairman of both House of Heroes National and the Connecticut Chapter to do all he could to expand House of Heroes nationwide impact. One thing Bill knew was that he could not do it alone - fulfillment of the House of Heroes mission was then, and remains today, dependent upon an army of advocates,

volunteers, sponsors and supporters who make our work possible. So it is only fitting that Bill, and his legacy of service, be celebrated by honoring, on an annual basis, those vital supporters who help us keep Bill’s dream alive. House of Heroes Connecticut is proud to introduce this year its

inaugural William J. May III Service Above Self Awards, to be presented annually to a sponsor, contractor & volunteer whose selfless contributions help make our mission possible.

Congratulations to this year’s honorees! Your time, talents and financial support are fitting tributes to Bill May’s legacy, and are helping House of Heroes Connecticut continue to Make a Difference in a Day for deserving Connecticut veterans. Thank you!

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Christina Campbell


Christina has worked tirelessly behind the scenes, putting her energy and talents as a designer to work making our annual Hearts & Heroes dinner/dance the huge success it is. She also was the driving force

behind the 2018 Veterans Day Weekend Breakfast at Eli’s on Whitney in Hamden which raised nearly $5,000 for House of Heroes.

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Dave McPhail


Dave has become an invaluable part of House of Heroes’ skilled craftsmen team since finding us on an Internet search in 2017. His skills and experience as owner/operator of Consider it Done Remodeling are a perfect fit for HOHCT. Says Dave’s wife Eve, “Dave has high integrity, and it’s important to him to honor the sacrifice of our veterans.”

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Mohegan Sun


Mohegan Sun, one of the world’s largest casinos, is devoted to honoring veterans. Its Vets Rock event has become an invaluable promotional venue for House of Heroes the last few years and in 2018, the casino donated it's 120-person capacity skybox for the May 5 Bon Jovi concert, a fundraising opportunity that netted more than $20,000 for HOHCT.

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PCX Aerostructures


This Newington based defense contractor joined the HOHCT team in 2016 and has become one of our most loyal and generous corporate supporters. PCX employees have volunteered at five HOH projects

since 2016, and the company has provided marketing support to our cause as well as more than $20,000 in sponsorship support.

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This Lockheed Martin Company and its employee volunteers have quietly become HOHCT bedrocks. On Veterans Day 2018, the company surprised us with a $20,000 donation, and its Supply Management Division later followed suit with a $10,000 donation from its annual golf tournament, representing only a portion of the company’s support in recent years.

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