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Autryville, NC-Monday October11, 2017 – Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund and retired Five-Time NFL Pro Bowler, Jared Allen, and his foundation, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors are excited to announce their recent collaboration effort to purchase land, build and donate a mortgage-free handicap accessible home in Autryville, NC to local wounded war veteran, Master Sergeant retired Chris Corbin. Since 2007, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund has been dedicated to assisting our active duty & wounded elite Special Operations U.S. Army Rangers, and the families of Rangers who have been killed, with health, wellness and other financial aid programs beyond what the Government and Veterans Affairs are able to offer.

Founded in 2009 Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors raises money to build and remodel mortgage-free, 100-percent handicap accessible homes to suit the individual needs of our injured United State military veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. To date the foundation has completed 9 custom homes for critically wounded veterans across the country.

The home for MSG Corbin will be the second collaboration between the Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund and Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors. The foundations previously partnered to build a handicap accessible home for Army Ranger Cory Remsburg in Arizona.

South Eastern General Contractors will complete the home build. When the 2800 sq ft home is completed it will include adaptations making it easier for MSG Corbin in his daily life. The entire home will be 100-percent handicap accessible and tailored specifically with MSG Corbin’s injuries in mind.


“Jared Allen and his team are the utmost professionals and we are pleased to continue our alliance with them to provide this accessible home for Master Sergeant (Ret.) Corbin,” stated Jim Regan, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund Chairman & CEO.  “Chris epitomizes what it means to be a Ranger and Special Forces Operator with his intestinal fortitude, determination and his never surrender attitude. This home is well-deserved and LTWF is privileged to be able to help make this happen for him,” Regan added.

“When I first heard about Chris’ story I knew he was someone that we had to help.  Through our partnership with Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund we were able to purchase land in Autryville to build Chris and brand new, 100-percent customized handicap accessible home. We knew right away that this was a perfect partnership between our two organizations and together we could make a true positive impact in the life of another hero. We look forward to completing this home for Chris Corbin and continuing to work with The Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund.” –Jared Allen

ABOUT Master Sergeant Chris Corbin:  

Chris Corbin entered military service in July 1995. On February 17th, 2011 Corbin was on his 3rd tour to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). That day, he was on patrol with his Operational Detachment Alpha through a village in the Helmand Province, when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).Due to the resulting blast MSG Corbin suffered injuries to both legs, resulting in bilateral, below-the-knee amputation. After what was thought to be a long road to rehabilitation, on July 15th, 2011, less than five months after his injury, Corbin was medically cleared to Return to Duty with the 7th Special Forced Group (A). He has since been medically discharged with a rank of Master Sgt. Chris continues to motivate others by leading by example and always pushing further ahead.


Founded in 2007, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, a 501c3 Non-Profit, is an active duty, casualty assistance, recovery, transition And Veterans organization that provides financial support, beyond what the government and Veterans Affairs can offer to the men and families of the elite Special Operations 75th Ranger Regiment.

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Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of raising money to build or modify homes for America’s injured Military Veterans. Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors was established in October of 2009 after NFL Star, Jared Allen returned home from a trip to the US Military Bases in the Middle East.  Jared was moved by the commitment, dedication and sacrifices that our soldiers make every day to protect our freedom.  It is Jared’s hope that this foundation will help make the lives of wounded vets a little bit easier.

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