Entrust Energy to donate $50 for each new customer through July 9

Entrust Energy to donate $50 for each new customer through July 9

Entrust Energy, a retail energy provider headquartered in Houston, is running an Independence Day themed promotion that will donate $50 to the Texas Sentinels Foundation for every customer that signs up for its service.

Full details of the promotion are below, and customers who sign up during the promotion by using the promo code “referral” will also be given a $50 credit on their bill.

Entrust Energy will also donate $1 to the Texas Sentinels Foundation for every new “like” on its Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/entrustenergy

These offers expire July 9, 2012.


The mission of the Texas Sentinels Foundation is to provide adequate housing to injured veterans, unite local community to serve Veterans’ needs, provide counseling and financial stewardship and provide lasting mentorship to local Wounded Warriors. Read more about the mission of the Texas Sentinels Foundation.

The Texas Sentinels Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that benefits Wounded Warriors in Texas.

Wounded warrior, now a RE/MAX Realtor, supports Sentinels

Wounded warrior, now a RE/MAX Realtor, supports Sentinels

Houston, TX – February 20, 2012 – Retired Chief Warrant Officer Levi Rodgers, U.S. Army, is a new RE/MAX associate at RE/MAX North-San Antonio IV in Helotes who less than two years ago suffered severe injuries while serving in the Special Forces as a Green Beret.

An improvised explosive device injured Rodgers and killed other soldiers in the vehicle while on patrol during a combat operation in the Nimroz Province in Afghanistan on Sept. 15, 2009, and the resulting injuries found him recuperating at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio for months afterward.

Rodgers told his story to his fellow RE/MAX associates from across Texas during the general session of the 35th Annual Statewide Convention on Jan. 28. He explained what happened to him and used a PowerPoint slide with images from Afghanistan to help tell his story. One slide listed the names of the soldiers who died in the explosion that injured Rodgers: SFC Brad Bohle, SFC Shawn McCloskey, SSG Joshua Mills and Interpreter Rasool.

“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t cry or wonder why I made it out alive and they didn’t,” Rodgers said.

In October, Rodgers officially retired from the U.S. Army and chose the RE/MAX North-San Antonio IV office to start his career in real estate, specializing in serving the veteran community. Previously, Rodgers was also a real estate investor.

“Since my affiliation with RE/MAX of Texas, I have been amazed at the generosity, genuine support, and care for our wounded military members and their families throughout the entire organization, from the bottom up to the top,” said Rodgers.

Rodgers has created a website, http://buyvetsa.com/, that he uses to market his new business and he donates a portion of his sales commission to the non-profit organization Homes Fit for Heroes.

Homes Fit for Heroes arranged for housing for his wife and two young boys while Rodgers was recovering during his hospital stay and recovery that included a two-month-long medically-induced coma following his injuries in Afghanistan.

Rodgers is also a proud supporter of Texas Sentinels Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by RE/MAX of Texas CEO Richard Filip to provide assistance to injured veterans. “This foundation is changing lives on a daily basis and I am proud to support the Texas Sentinels and their mission!” said Rodgers.

Rodgers says he supports TSF specifically “because of their displayed fiscal responsibility and adherence to their mission, which is to provide seriously wounded service members and their families a fresh start at life by supporting them with a mortgage free and ADA Capable house.”

Rodgers has a special message for TSF co-founders Richard and Jeanne Filip and TSF Executive Officer Susan Barlow:

“I would like to extend a special thanks on behalf of all of the Wounded Warrior Population to Mr. Richard Fillip, Mrs. Jeanne Filip, Mrs. Susan Barlow, and all of the supporters nationwide, both internally at RE/MAX of Texas and those external supporters as well … you all are truly are making a difference!”


Susan Barlow
Texas Sentinels Executive Officer

RE/MAX Recognized for Dedication to Military

RE/MAX Recognized for Dedication to Military

For the fifth year in a row, in recognition of its commitment to military families, RE/MAX has been named a Top Military Spouse Friendly Employer by Military Spouse magazine. This year’s Top Twenty was selected from a pool of more than 5,000 large companies and RE/MAX was the highest ranking real estate company in the survey.

“We’ve always supported members of the military and their families,” said Gail Liniger, RE/MAX Co-Founder and Vice Chairman. “It’s part of our effort to give back to the communities where we do business. Our offices hire military spouses because they make dedicated, organized employees who work hard to get the job done right.”

The news came as no surprise to RE/MAX of Texas CEO Richard Filip, who as co-founder of the Texas Sentinels Foundation, works to support injured veterans and rally community support for their unique needs by raising money to build debt-free homes for them and their families.

“We have a lot to be thankful for in this country and the sacrifices made by our military servicemen and women and their families are chief among them,” Filip said. “We are proud to count many military spouses among our ranks and we value their families’ service to ensure our freedom. We believe our business model empowers our associates to make great contributions to their community and their country, while benefiting from terrific education, support and flexibility.”

Each of the companies were assessed on a variety of factors, including the number of military spouse employees, the effort and results to recruit military spouses and the firm’s willingness to find new jobs for military spouses who are relocating on orders from the military. RE/MAX is joined on the Top Twenty list by other high-profile organizations like USAA, T-Mobile, Kelly Services and Sears.  

Operation RE/MAX has been helping military spouses and former military personnel find jobs in real estate for the past five years. Created in cooperation with the Department of Defense, the program matches members of the military community with volunteer RE/MAX brokers, who have made a commitment to coach, train and mentor military personnel.

As a result of the success of Operation RE/MAX, the company was honored with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award in 2007.  Operation RE/MAX has enlisted the support of more than 700 individual RE/MAX offices.

The Top Twenty list is featured in Military Spouse magazine’s October 2011 issue.
About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, real estate industry visionaries who still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today. RE/MAX is recognized as one of the leading real estate franchise companies with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 80 countries.
With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and other charities. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
Please visit www.remax.com or www.joinremax.com.
For more information on Operation RE/MAX, go to www.operationremax.com.
For more information on Military Spouse, go to www.milspouse.com.

Charity Golf Classic & Texas Sentinels Benefit

8718 Amen Corner
Flower Mound, Texas 75022
Thursday, September 22nd
12pm – Check-in, registration, lunch,
putting contest, chipping contest,
silent auction starts

1:30pm – Shotgun start
As a reminder the tournament benefits the Texas Sentinels Foundation and their efforts to build a home for Sgt. Justin Feagin (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feagin-House/231962766818172), the home will be located in the Collin County town of Melissa.
Players – Please be sure to contact all members of your foursome to advise of this change. All players receive a FREE 12 month subscription to Golf Digest with their paid registration. Please be sure to provide name, mailing address, phone & email for everyone in your foursome by September 10th so everyone can receive this benefit plus they can then receive the tournament updates. If you registered as an individual and have others you would like to be grouped with, please let me know your preference by September 10th.
Sponsors/Advertisers – As an event advertiser you have the option of including marketing materials or a giveaway in the player goody bags. If you have something you would like for us to put in the golfer’s “goody bags”, please have your items delivered to Cyndi Cook at RE/MAX DFW Associates, 500 S. Denton Tap Road, Coppell, TX 75019, by 5pm, Friday, September 16th. We are nearly sold out for this event so plan on providing materials for 144 players.
Player registration is $125 and we still have 8 spots left in the tournament. Also, as our gift to you, you will received a 1-year subscription to Golf Digest with your paid registration.



Houston Furniture Bank Provides for League City Sentinel

Houston Furniture Bank Provides for League City Sentinel

Houston’s Furniture Bank was the hero this week when it generously donated some of its inventory to outfit the home of Sentinel of Freedom, League City Donny Daughenbaugh. Furniture Bank Owner Hal Lynde (member of the Texas Sentinels Foundation Houston Team) paid for the pieces, which included a full bedroom set.

“The Furniture Bank was a great help to us for our bedroom set and with lots of other furniture to choose from”, says Donny, who recently relocated to League City with his family from Iowa and is still settling in to his new life as a Texan. “It’s one of Houston’s hidden gems and has a lot of potential to help families in need to fill a home. We are very grateful to the assistance we were given. We look forward to volunteering and even giving some of our furniture to them to find new life in it.”