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Veteran Home Renovated as part of Operation Legacy “Hero’s Home” Project

CROYDON, PA - Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), along with Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States Communications Corp. and its Philadelphia stations (Philadelphia stations: SportsRadio 94WIP, KYW Newsradio 1060, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, 92.5 WXTU, Today’s 96.5-WTDY-FM, and 98.1 WOGL) and their partners, have teamed up to present the unveiling of “Hero’s Home.” Highlights of this partnership including the renovation of the home of U.S. Air National Guard veteran Charles Trost. The unveiling of the renovation and ribbon cutting took place Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Travis Manion Foundation, along with Entercom, and home improvement partners led by Bachman’s Roofing, Building and Remodeling Inc., teamed up to provide veteran Charles a home fit for a hero and thus honor his contributions to our country. Each April and November, Travis Manion Foundation organizes “Operation Legacy,” which unites communities for a common cause through volunteer led service opportunities. Under this umbrella, Entercom and TMF joined forces to unite home improvement partners to donate their services in renovating the home of this year’s Hero’s Home winner Charles Trost.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Friday, March 23rd, and included participation from numerous local dignitaries to celebrate the conclusion of this project.

Additional information about this project and the partners involved can be found at: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/heroshome/

About Charles Trost:

Charles Trost, a Bucks County native, grew up in Bensalem and currently resides in Croydon, PA. In 2010, Charles joined the 270th engineering Installation Squadron out of Horsham Air Guard Station in the Air National Guard. While in Afghanistan, his unit was attached to the Army and he was responsible for maintaining all unit vehicles and equipment. From Bagram to Kandahar and Kabul, Charles made sure his units were equipped. 

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 Charles and his wife Tara purchased their home after his return from active duty but found that the home needed extensive repairs that were not anticipated. These included bringing the electric up to code, fixing a rotting roof and floor, basement leaks, in addition to having significant termite damage. With one unforeseen home improvement project after another, the Trost’s became short on resources. While the family had been evaluating ways to improve their home, they have also been saving towards adopting their first child. Travis Manion Foundation, Entercom and its partners are proud to have been able to step in and help the family and their future child have the home they deserve.  

Home improvement partners who contributed towards this project include:

Bachman’s Roofing, Building, & Remodeling, Inc.  

Responsible for: removal and rebuilding of dormer, sister roof joists to straighten out the roof, extra frame/casings replaced, rebuilt front porch, removed entire shed, brand new roofing, siding, windows and doors.

Oliver Heating

Responsible for: installation of brand new ductwork, ran new ductwork up to 2nd floor to provide comfort for future child, provided a brand new oil furnace, new central air

Basement Waterproofing Specialists

Responsible for: repaired foundational damage in house, fixed all leaks in basement

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