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Military Family will Receive Free Home From Meritage Homes

American-flag-houseOne of America’s military families will receive a new home now that Meritage Homes Corporation, a U.S. homebuilder, has renewed its partnership with Operation Homefront. The companies work together through the Homes on the Homefront program to place military families in new homes.

“We are grateful to be partnering with Meritage Homes for the fifth year to place another deserving military family in a mortgage-free and energy-efficient home,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) Robert Thomas, COO for Operation Homefront.

Meritage Homes is donating a 2,038 square-foot, three-bedroom home in Dallas. The home will include a two-car garage, a covered outdoor living area and ENERGY STAR appliances. It will also include spray-foam insulation and energy-efficient windows that will save money by cutting down on cooling costs by 50 percent.

The recipient of the new home will be selected by Operation Homefront, a national charity aimed at building stable and secure homes for military families, and announced on September 11. The keys will be awarded on Veterans Day. Thomas hopes the donation will allow military families to thrive in the communities that they have worked to protect.

“We are proud to partner with Operation Homefront to help a military family realize their own American dream of owning a home,” said Steven J. Hilton, chairman and CEO of Meritage Homes. “They have helped to secure the freedoms we all enjoy, and as they transition back to civilian life, we hope that a safe, secure and mortgage-free home will make that transition easier.”

This will be the fifth year that Operation Homefront will be working with Meritage Homes. The Homes on the Homefront program began in 2012 and has placed nearly 600 military families in mortgage-free homes, whose deeds are valued together at over $48 million.

“I was floored by what Meritage Homes provides for veterans and military families,” said Staff Sgt. Joseph Moncrief, who received a home for his family of four last year in Phoenix, Arizona. “It’s a dream that we have been wanting for a long time. We no longer have to move constantly or worry where we are going next.”

About Author: Brianna Gilpin

Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation's leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email brianna.gilpin@thefivestar.com.
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