Melville veteran aided by local organization

September 17, 2018 by  

The Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors of Long Island (PHCC-LI) recently helped to create a safe home for a Melville Purple Heart Recipient.

The professional plumbing, heating, and cooling contractors banded together to modify a new home to meet the needs of Cpl. Christopher Levi. The retired U.S. Army veteran is a double amputee that was injured in the line of duty. Donation of the material and labor came from the members of the organization.

The PHCC-LI is a group of licensed professionals in the plumbing and heating and cooling industry that work on Long Island. The group helps to ensure compliance in building codes and promotes sensible legislation and the need for continued education for people involved in these trades.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation built the mortgage-free smart home for Corporal Levi. The group honors the memory of Stephen Siller, a fallen 9/11 firefighter, by aiding other service members in need. The project was possible thanks to donations from Northwell Health, local community members, and The Home Depot Foundation and Belgard. People that need assistance, or that would like to contribute to the cause, can visit their website for more information.

Corporal Levi and his family should live comfortably in the 2,800 square foot home. The teams considered all the physical challenges of the veteran in designing and modifying the home. A custom HVAC system addresses his unique body temperature needs, and doorways and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. The automated doors and lighting, as well as back-generators and heating and cooling systems, are tablet controlled, and stove tops and counters are adjustable.