Bake sale to benefit construction of home for wounded veteran

Event will be held Saturday, July 29

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A fundraiser featuring baked goods will raise money to support the building of a home for Army Specialist Alex Hussey and his wife Kim.
The bake sale will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 29, in Scout Hall, near the corner of Northeast 15th Avenue and Everett Street, in Camas. Scoutt Hall is located in Crown Park, 120 NE 17th Ave.
Lunch will be provided, and there will be crafts for children and opportunities to meet Alex, a wounded veteran who will become a homeowner in the Washougal area, courtesy of Homes For Our Troops.
Hussey, an infantryman with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (4th Brigade), 82nd Airborne Division, was on patrol in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, in 2012 — just two weeks before the end of his tour — when an improvised explosive device detonated near him. He lost both legs and his left hand and sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of the blast.
A home that is being built for the Husseys will be located near Washougal River Road, outside the city limits of Washougal, in Clark County. It will feature widened doorways for wheelchair access, a roll-in shower and kitchen amenities that include pull-down shelving and lowered counter tops.
Since Alex was injured, he and Kim, both 25, have lived in hospitals, rehab centers and most recently his parents’ home in Milwaukie, Oregon. For more information, visit