On Jan. 19, the Texas Sentinels Foundation presented the keys to a new home to U.S. Army veteran Justin Feagin and his family during an emotional dedication ceremony attended by Feagin’s family and the local community.
Feagin was injured in Afghanistan and lost half of his left leg, but today he is the proud new owner of a home on Patriot Drive in Melissa, in the Texas county of Collin.
“It took so much stress off my shoulders of worrying about trying to provide for my family and finding a house, just all the bills and a mortgage would have piled up on top of that, this is a relief.” Feagin said to CBS Affiliate KXII-TV Channel 12 during the ceremony.
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The project was made possible by the generous support of the Texas Sentinels Foundation Collin County team which includes its leader, Mal Smith, who serves as the President of the Collin County Association of Realtors and as an associate in the RE/MAX Premier IV office.
Supporters of the project include: Highland Homes, Hillwood Communities and PrimeLending.
Other contributors include: Morgan Development, Flooring Services, Rugby, Premier Windows, Wholesale Roofing, Suncoast, Rock Materials, IBS, Professional Plumbing Group, Overhead Door, Foxworth Galbraith, Kris Perry, Deford’s, Brandom Cabinets, James Hardie, Ace Fence, Fashion Glass, General Brick, Houk Heating and Air, Sound Perfection, Burgess Construction Consultants, Empire Fabricators, Fox Energy and Williams Insulation.
Texas Sentinels Foundation was established in 2007 to provide debt-free homes and create life-changing opportunities for wounded veterans and their families.
- Wounded veteran gets new home by Jalah Gray, First 12 News, CBS KXII-TV Channel 12, Jan. 19, 2012
- Army veteran receives new home by Catherine Ross, NBC DFW TV Channel 5, Jan. 20, 2012
- Welcome home soldier: Family receives keys to new house (PDF) and (web version) by Kelley Chambers, McKinney Courier-Gazette, Jan. 22, 2012
- Disc golf tournament garners $1K for wounded veterans by Chris Beattie, McKinney Courier-Gazette, Jan. 16, 2012