For almost a decade, actor, author, musician, and philanthropist Gary Sinise has dedicated his foundation to improving the lives of veterans and their families.
One of the most well-known of this foundation's programs is called the Snowball Express and it's responsible for ensuring that over 1,000 kids from Gold Star families a year enjoy a magical experience at Walt Disney World.
And for the veterans themselves, the foundation established the RISE program, which stands for Restoring Independence, Supporting Empowerment. As the name might suggest, this program helps veterans who experienced life-altering traumas overcome the new obstacles they face as they return to civilian life.
And as one Afghanistan veteran has recently seen for himself, this involves the construction of a smart home built specifically to their needs.