HB Hospitality supports the Gary Sinise Foundation 2017

Hosted by:Gary Sinise Foundation
Goal: $150,000
$159,126 4 106% Complete

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HB Hospitality is proud to support the Gary Sinise Foundation with all 2017 silent auction proceeds!


At HB Hospitality, we feel we are pretty darn lucky to get to do what we do. We love our work but most importantly who we work with – our clients, hospitality partners, and the organizations they represent.  At the beginning of 2013, we decided that our events provided a unique opportunity to not only introduce exceptional people to extraordinary experiences, but to also make a positive impact in the communities in which we do business.


The Gary Sinise Foundation serves and honors our defenders, veterans, first responders and their families. Through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, the Gary Sinise Foundation is building specially adapted smart homes for America's most severely wounded veterans and their loved ones. 

US Army SPC Tyler Jeffries is one of those deserving heroes. Tyler is a double amputee and an incredibly resilient, remarkable individual. 


Make a donation and together we will raise funds to support the building of a specially adapted smart home in Charlotte, NC for Tyler and his young family!



Tyler enlisted in the United States Army because he felt he was born to make a difference. He loved the camaraderie, brotherhood, and sense of purpose that he felt each day. On October 6, 2012, Tyler and his platoon were sent on a mission in southern Afghanistan. As he was walking, an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated by the enemy hiding in the bushes. The blast knocked him unconscious.

Tyler remembers waking up to his platoon leader telling him to stay calm. He was rushed to a helicopter and taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. It wasn’t until Tyler awoke from his first surgery that he realized both of his legs were gone.

Determined to recover quickly, Tyler took his first steps on his prosthetic legs just 44 days after his injury.

His wife, daughter, and service dog have remained by his side. He continues to push himself every day for them.

Tyler’s current home is not wheelchair accessible and prevents him from doing daily activities on his own. The Jeffries look forward to a new chapter in their specially adapted smart home. 

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