The community is invited by Homes for our Troops to a community kickoff for a specially adapted custom home for Army SPC Lucas Schmitz on Saturday, June 26, from 9:30-10 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church on 234 Second Ave. SW in Perham.

If you're interested in attending this event, you can RSVP at

This home, built by Hemmelgarn Builders, is funded by Homes for our Troops and those who help donate toward this project. Homes for our Troops' mission is to build custom and adapted homes across the U.S. for severely injured post-9/11 veterans. They hope to help these people rebuild their lives.

The Perham kickoff is in need of volunteers.

If you're interested in getting involved or need more information, contact Val Santos, Community Engagement Coordinator, at or 774-218-1357.