House of Heroes Connecticut Plans Grand Opening Celebration for First-Ever Business Office
November 6 Event at New Facilities on Whitney Avenue in Hamden Will Celebrate Landmark Achievement for Veterans Service Organization Founded in 2012.
Hamden, Conn., October 27, 2020 – When Bill May and Steve Cavanaugh put their heads together back in 2012 with a dream to help veterans in need with no-cost home repairs through a service initiative called House of Heroes, they could hardly have imagined the landmark event that will take place Friday, November 6, at 3342 Whitney Avenue in Hamden.
More than eight years later the renowned non-profit veterans service organization – which has forever changed the lives of more than 130 veterans and surviving spouses in 48 Connecticut communities and seven additional states – will celebrate a milestone in its continued evolution, the grand opening of its first-ever business office in a century-old former train passenger depot and Western Union office.“I know that Bill will be looking upon us that day with a smile on his face, knowing that his vision to serve those who serve continues to be realized,” said House of Heroes Connecticut (HOHCT) Chair Carol May, Bill May’s surviving spouse. Bill May, a 24-year Army aviation veteran, lost a two-year battle with cancer in December 2016, four years and seven months after founding the organization with his partner Cavanaugh, president of Hamden-based Biltmore Construction.
The public is invited to stop by and say hello at the new offices on Friday, November 6, from 4-7 p.m. House of Heroes will have a tent set up outside its front door, with information about its work and sales of HOHCT-branded apparel available. Donations will be accepted. Attendees are also encouraged to consider making reservations for dinner next door at Mikro Depot Restaurant (203-553-7676), which will offer a special HOHCT-themed menu option with a portion of proceeds benefitting the organization.
The event is being supported by the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The new space was made possible thanks to a new partnership with building owner Mike Farber, owner of Mikro Depot. “This could not have happened without Mike and Mikro Depot’s support and generosity,” said Cavanaugh, who has spent the past 10 months renovating the space along with a team of HOHCT volunteers. “This has truly been a labor of love.”