Friday, October 20, 2017 10:35PM
It was a day of transformation for the team at Furnishing Hope, a nonprofit that helps wounded veterans.
Beth Phillips, who founded the Orange County-based nonprofit, explained their purpose.
“Furnishing Hope believes that the condition of the home has an influence on the happiness and productivity of everyone in that home. Healing starts at home,” she said.
Their mission: Giving back to Army Sgt. Felipe Adams. In 2006, Adams was on patrol in Baghdad, when suddenly his platoon got ambushed. A sniper’s bullet hit his spine, paralyzing him.
“It was a typical patrol, then we came under fire. The platoon got ambushed. I took a round to the side and fell to the ground – yelled out I was hit. Next thing I know, I woke up and I was in Germany, in the hospital,” Adams said.
Phillips said part of what motivates them is being able to help those who have sacrificed so much.
“He’s given up his regular life for what he did for his country,” she said.
Adams, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and extended family, said they were in desperate need of furniture.