ClosetMaid Designs Dream Closets for Disabled Veteran
ClosetMaid provided the MasterSuite product line to create dream closets for a disabled veteran’s entire home. These top‑of‑the‑line closet systems offered her the personalization and independence she needed.
An Unforgettable Custom Home
Central Florida resident and retired U.S. Army Sergeant Pam Kelly once envisioned a lifelong military career. However, after 17 years of service in the military, a devastating injury in 2002 left her a quadriplegic.
The always independent and active Kelly was suddenly left to find a new path. “I lost everything,” said Kelly. “I lost basically my soul. I lost life.” The nonprofit group Villagers for Veterans heard about her story, and after two years of fundraising, $300,000 was collected to begin building her a home in The Villages, an active adult community in Central Florida.
The nonprofit organization reached out to community partners, including ClosetMaid, to help with resources for Kelly’s new home.
To create Kelly’s dream closets, ClosetMaid provided the MasterSuite product line for the entire house. These top‑of‑the‑line closet systems offered her the personalization and independence she needed.
“We wanted to design her closet with easy-to-use spaces,” said Brian Dougherty, Vice President of Building and Strategic Sales with ClosetMaid’s Building Division. “Many of the shelves, drawers, and hang spaces are positioned low in the closets so Pam can easily reach her belongings without having to rely on help.” The completed home was presented to Kelly on June 27, 2020.
“Thanks to your incredible generosity, Villagers For Veterans was able to bring this project to completion and give a very deserving injured veteran, Sergeant Pam Kelly, the gift of independence in her new home,” said Marie Bogdonoff, CEO and Founder of Villagers for
Veterans. “Thanks, ClosetMaid, for putting a smile on her face.”