Celebrating local heroes
In 2019 we are launching the Heroes of Habitat series of houses. Each year moving forward we will dedicate one of the season's homes to a local hero. For our inaugural year, we are honoring Sgt Joshua P Rodgers.
Rodgers was a team leader with C Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment out of Fort Benning, GA. On April 27, 2017 he and fellow Ranger Cameron Thomas died in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
"Josh and Cameron proved themselves willing to go into danger and impose a brutal cost on enemies in their path," said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "They carried out their operation against ISIS-K in Afghanistan before making the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation and our freedoms," he continues. "Our nation owes them an irredeemable debt."
Donate to the Heroes of Habitat HouseEach fall Habitat McLean County will call for nominations to honor next year's Hero.
Nominations for the 2020 Heroes of Habitat honoree are open!