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PulteGroup's "Built to Honor" program gifts Texas army vet his family’s dream home

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“Our company’s Built to Honor program, that began in 2011 with a single home donated by our Dallas division, has grown into a national program through which we have now awarded 75 homes to deserving veterans and their families,” said PulteGroup President and CEO Ryan Marshall.
“Having already delivered five Built to Honor homes here in Dallas, we recognize the opportunity to say thank you to our nation’s heroes is always an honor and a privilege. Our team is proud to build and deliver the 75th home this fall, and excited to welcome the Speights family to the community just before the holiday season.” said Bryan Swindell, President of PulteGroup’s Dallas division.

Built to Honour®

Built to Honor® is a program offered by PulteGroup that recognizes and thanks returning military personnel who have been injured while serving by providing mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families.

Since its inception in 2013, the program has constructed and donated over 70 homes. Built to Honor collaborates with nonprofit organizations to find qualified veteran candidates.

Texas Army Vet Gifted Home by PulteGroup

According to People, David Speights, a 34-year-old fitness trainer from Waco, Texas, couldn't afford a home until PulteGroup offered him a a new mortgage-free home, which is currently being built.

Per Yahoo Finance, Speights applied to PulteGroup's Built to Honor® program on the advice of a veteran he served with.

Speights has PTSD and was injured in Afghanistan, resulting in permanent nerve damage in his right leg and back.

The veteran found out on April 1 that PulteGroup, which was included on PEOPLE's 2021 Companies that Care list, had decided to build a new home for his family.

PulteGroup broke ground on Speights' future four-bedroom, two-story home in Princeton, Texas, a Dallas suburb, on May 3, with plans to finish construction in the fall.

Closing Thoughts

This is the 75th home Pulte has given to veterans since the program's inception in 2011.

PulteGroup's Dallas division collaborated with Building Homes for Heroes®, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring hope and service to injured veterans, to identify the veteran for whom the historic home would be built.

Visit builttohonor.org for more information. Built to Honor can be found on Twitter at @BuiltToHonor and on Facebook at BuiltToHonor.com.

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