Pulte Homes is pleased to announce that it will be constructing a home for a local veteran and his family through PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program in partnership with Operation FINALLY HOME. PulteGroup surprised Army Sergeant Perry Haley with the news that he would be given a newly-built, designer-decorated home during a segment of CNN on Feb. 19.
When the Haley family was brought to the CNN studios in Atlanta that morning, they thought that they were just being interviewed as part of a news story about veterans returning home after serving overseas. What they didn’t know was that representatives from PulteGroup’s Georgia division and members of Operation FINALLY HOME were on hand to tell them that their dream of becoming homeowners would soon become a reality.
“Sgt. Haley has served our country with pride, and we hope this new home will help ease his struggles and provide his family many future happy memories,” said Casey Hill, president of PulteGroup’s Georgia operations. “PulteGroup is honored to participate with Operation FINALLY HOME to help put this brave veteran and his family in a better place.”
Haley joined the United States Army after graduating from high school in 2000. He spent 13 years of his career stationed at several bases in the U.S., including Fort Drum in New York, Fort Campbell in Kentucky and Fort Stewart in Georgia. For his service, Haley has received several commendations, including the Army Achievement Medal, Army Superior Unit Award and the Good Conduct Medal. Haley was injured while serving in both Iraq and Korea, and he has been dealing with health issues as a result of a brain tumor that was found when he returned home.
“Operation FINALLY HOME is truly honored to be teaming once again with PulteGroup in changing the life of Sgt. Haley and his family,” said Rusty Carroll, executive director of Operation FINALLY HOME. “We feel wounded service members like Sgt. Haley have paid for their homes in full on the battlefield. It is our responsibility to ensure they get them.”
The Haley’s new home will feature the 2,600-plus square foot Mercer floor plan in Barrington, a Pulte Homes community in Sugar Hill, Ga. There will be four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms in the new home, giving Sgt. Haley, his wife and their three daughters plenty of room to each have their own space. They will also be able to enjoy a screened lanai and the newest consumer-inspired features, such as the Pulte Planning Center, an owner’s entry with drop zones and a loft space for the children.
The Barrington community is the perfect place to raise a family, as it is home to many amenities, such as the community pool, tennis courts and Gary Pirkle Park. The community will also provide the Haley family with convenient access to nearby healthcare facilities.
The ground breaking for the Haleys will take place Wednesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at the home site in Barrington.
PulteGroup has 19 actively selling communities under its Pulte Homes and Del Webb brands in Georgia, and it is donating the home site and construction of the home. PulteGroup is also coordinating the donation of all of the labor and materials for the home. The Haley home is one of 20 new homes for wounded veterans the company’s Built to Honor program plans to build across the country in 2014 in conjunction with Operation FINALLY HOME, a 501(c)(3) organization that honors wounded, ill and injured veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new, custom-built, mortgage-free homes.
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