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68 Ventures COO, Brad Israel, speaks at charitable event supporting Homes For Our Troops.

Mallory Pearman

Mallory Pearman

Marketing Director

On Aug. 3, 68 Ventures and Truland Homes’ Chief Operating & Leadership Officer, Brad Israel, spoke at a charitable event supporting a veteran’s initiative called Homes For Our Troops.  As a veteran and Green Beret, Brad spoke alongside the Executive Director of Homes For Our Troops, Bill 


Ivey, the wounded warrior home recipient, Elliott Smith and also COL Danny McKnight, 3rd BN, 75th Ranger Regiment, the ground force commander during the historical “Black Hawk Down” mission. 

Brad spoke to a sold out crowd on the 68 Ventures purpose statement, “to see all we can do with all we have been given”, how it applies in everyday lives and how it carries over from his time serving overseas. He highlighted the servant leadership model embraced by 68 Ventures and its subsidiaries and challenged everyone in the room to join him on this journey as well.  Brad Israel.jpg

68 Ventures places heavy emphasis on stewardship opportunities inan effort to be a community and market leader, give back, and pay it forward. They believe this is what enhances the ability for their businesses to be meaningful places to work and say their employees all do better, feel better, and live better when they work to fulfill their noble pursuit.

According to hfotusa.org, “Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.” The veterans are allowed to choose where they want their new home to be built and the home is specifically designed around that veteran and their specific needs.

For more information on Homes For Our Troops, please visit hfotusa.org