The Home for a Hero Project Committee is pleased to report that AlarmNorth Security has generously contributed a complete home security system including installation to Cpl. Bill Kerr's home - a value of approximately $4,700.

AlarmNorth_Logo_Blue_on_WhiteBoth the alarm system and security camera system were donated to AlarmNorth Security for the home. DSC & Tri-Ed donated the alarm system and Digital Watchdog donated the security camera system (all are industry leaders in their respective fields).

"When we heard about the project, we knew we had to get involved and help out this family," stated Jim Wilson, Owner of AlarmNorth Security. "With generous donations from DSC, Tri-Ed and Digital Watchdog, we were able to contribute the complete security system for the home which will keep Cpl. Kerr and his family safe."

Construction of the home began on July 12th and updates and photos can be found on the HFH website at To date, the project has raised over $260,000. Contributions are still being accepted online at or they can be dropped off or mailed to the RWDSU Union Centre, 230 Regent Street, Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 4C5.

About Home For A Hero:
Our goal is to raise funds throughout our community to assist in providing Bill with a "Home for a Hero" as a gesture of our respect for the sacrifice he has made. It is our hope that he will have a home that will accommodate his injuries and new lifestyle and have room for his new wife and his two daughters. Through the generosity of Dalron Homes and its contractors, an accessible home can be built at cost. To make this opportunity a reality for the Kerr family, we need to raise approx. $300,000.00.

Last Updated (Monday, 01 November 2010 14:02)


A Local Hero's Story...

Bill Kerr (centre) - Afghanistan, 2007

Cpl Bill Kerr joined the Irish Regiment of Canada in 2003.  In 2005 he volunteered for a tour in Afghanistan and after deploying in 2006, returned to Sudbury in the spring of 2007. Shortly after his return to Sudbury, he volunteered again to deploy overseas, and began his pre-deployment training before the Afghan sand was out of his kit.

After deploying again in September 2008, he was critically wounded while on foot patrol by a remote detonated improvised explosive device on October 15th 2008. He was evacuated to Landstuhl, Germany, and then on to hospital in Ottawa, where he has been living and recovering since.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 September 2009 13:30)

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Irish Regiment CSM Warrant
Officer Gaetan Roberge, KIA,
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