Actor Gary Sinise, well known for his role as Lieutenant Dan in "Forrest Gump," is the founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation. His foundation serves soldiers and first responders through various charities and programs including building custom homes for severely wounded veterans.
A video from the foundation shows the technology that is built into these homes to help soldiers who have returned home "forever changed by their sacrifices." From wheelchair access to electronic levers that move cabinets and stoves up and down, these "smart homes" are allowing America's freedom fighters a chance to return home and "reclaim their independence."
To help cover the costs, Sinise has launched a donation campaign during Sunday's Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup. He will be the Honorary Starter for the race and wave the green flag.
Gary Sinise is a great Amercian helping true American heroes.
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