“My home is the 310th home for Building Homes for Heroes and the 75th for PulteGroup. They are an amazing company and blessing me with this home is incredible.” — U.S. Army Sergeant David Speights
In a world where businesses often honor the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces with small gestures on special occasions, PulteGroup, in collaboration with Building Homes for Heroes, has taken it a step further.
Through their Built to Honor program, they have been constructing and gifting four-bedroom houses to deserving veterans without any strings or mortgage attached. With a deep sense of gratitude and a desire to make a lasting impact, PulteGroup has been changing the lives of veterans and their families for the past decade.
PulteGroup's Built to Honor program was established in Dallas, Texas, a decade ago after being inspired by a builder in Houston who was constructing homes for disabled veterans. Since its inception, PulteGroup has partnered with non-profit organizations, including Building Homes for Heroes, to identify deserving veterans and provide them with custom-built homes.
The program operates by allowing the veterans to have a say in selecting the floor plan, elevation, and options that best meet their specific needs. PulteGroup takes care of choosing the neighborhood and commences the construction process.
What sets the Built to Honor program apart is not just the construction of the homes but also the involvement of the community and PulteGroup's employees. Every build becomes an event where employees come together to warmly welcome the deserving veterans and congratulate them on their new homes.
This sense of community involvement adds an extra layer of support and appreciation, making the experience even more meaningful.
U.S. Army Sergeant David Speights
A powerful example of the program's impact is the story of U.S. Army Sergeant David Speights. Having served in Afghanistan and Korea, Speights experienced severe injuries that left him with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and nerve damage in his legs.
Hopeful for a stable home for his family, Speights applied through Building Homes for Heroes and was chosen by PulteGroup for their Built to Honor program. The surprise of receiving a fully built and mortgage-free home on April 1, 2022, was a life-changing moment for Speights and his family. It represented an opportunity for stability and a better future.
The takeaway from PulteGroup's Built to Honor program is the profound impact it has on the lives of veterans and their families. Through the gift of a home, PulteGroup is providing stability, hope, and a fresh start to those who have served selflessly.
Their commitment to honoring veterans goes beyond token gestures, showcasing a genuine appreciation for the sacrifices made by these individuals. As PulteGroup continues to reach milestones in the number of homes built, their dedication to this noble initiative remains unwavering.
The Built to Honor program stands as a testament to the power of compassion, community involvement, and the transformational impact of giving back to those who have given so much to our country.
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