Custom home-builder and CNN Hero Dan Wallrath is currently featured as part of CNN’s “Heroes” series. A group of CNN Heroes are selected each year to be honored in an annual ceremony in November, with one CNN Hero chosen to receive a large sum of money to continue his/her work. Wallrath is the founder and president of the non profit Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops and an important ally of the Texas Sentinels Foundation.
In the home-building business for 30 years, Wallrath was greatly affected by meeting wounded soldiers returning from war. He decided to build homes for these soldiers and let them have them mortgage-free. Since 2005, he has built five homes for wounded and disabled veterans and is currently constructing a home in League City, TX for Texas Sentinels Marine Corporal Donny Daughenbaugh. Watch Dan’s CNN Hero Nomination Profile.