The Story of The Marino Project That Helps Maine Veterans
The Marino project was created as a way to give back to Maine military families with the support they deserve.
Here is the condensed background story on David Marino, after whom the project was named.
David grew up in Milo, enlisted in the Marines after high school, served his time and then re-enlisted after 911.
On that tour in combat, he was hit by a secondary roadside bomb and suffered an unknown traumatic brain injury, TBI, undiagnosed at the time.
Upon completion of the tour he also had severe PTSD and after much recovery therapy enrolled and got involved in the Wounded Warrior program
The adversity in David's life continued with a cancer diagnosis.
He went back to school and was diagnosed with testicular cancer a second time.
David ended up moving to Colorado Springs where he lives now with his family and helps others who struggle with disabilities due to war.
Home Roofing Solutions teamed up with David Marino for the opportunity to give back to U.S. military new roof customers in Maine with $10,000 in cash.
That draw was Sunday the winner for 2022 was drawn. It is Jim Smedley.
David Marino for family reasons could not be in person at the event held Sunday at Black Bear Inn, Orono, but recorded a video for those in attendance and watched the event via FaceTime live.
The reason the project is called the Marino project after David is that David's best friend in childhood was the co-owner of Home Roofing Solutions Joe Brasslett,
Here's Co-owners Jodi and Joe Brasslett
Joe says David gave everything as did the other veterans so for the second year the Home Roofing Solutions company gave a veteran $10,000 via the Marino project
Next year there will be other events with fundraisers to help grow the Marino project to be even more impactful in veterans' lives.