Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PulteGroup and Operation FINALLY HOME surprise family with new home in North Charleston

PulteGroup and Operation FINALLY Home surprise family on Patriot Day in North Charleston
PulteGroup and Operation FINALLY HOME made a surprise announcement today in North Charleston, SC. United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Robert Wright and his wife, Bethany were the recipients of a home to be built in the McKewn neighborhood.

Wright joined the USAF in November 1997 and spent the first 13 years of his military career stationed in North Charleston at the Charleston Air Force Base and has served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wright was diagnosed with brain cyst in May 2012, and since that time, he has undergone three brain surgeries to relieve pressure on his brain and to correct complications of severe headaches, dizziness, nausea, and imbalance.  In the last nine months, the medical status of Wright has not improved, but consistently deteriorated.

With the surprise announced, PulteGroup will work with the family to customize the home and address any unique family needs.  The home is scheduled to be completed by December 2013.

The family applied for the new home through Operation FINALLY HOME, an organization that provides mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to get their lives back on track.  PulteGroup and local contractors, vendors and housing partners are donating labor and materials for the new 2,710 sq. ft. home.

"Pulte Group is honored to collaborate with Operation FINALLY HOME to help put this brave veteran in a new home, said Will Cutler, PulteGroup division president in Charleston.  "Robert Wright is a testament to courage, tenacity, and valor, and we hope this home will help ease his struggles and provide him and his family with security and peace of mind as they move back to North Charleston."

"Operation FINALLY HOME is truly honored to be teaming once again with PulteGroup in changin the life of Robert Wright and his family," said Stephen Page of Operation FINALLY HOME.  "We feel wounded service members like Wright have paid for their homes in full on the battlefield.  It is our responsibility to ensure they get them."

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