Ground was broken on Wednesday, September 14 for the new home being built for Chris Sanford, a U.S. Army soldier who was severely wounded in Iraq. Sanford, a Houston native, suffered a number of traumatic injuries after an IED discharged near his platoon.
The project is being facilitated by the Texas Sentinels Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides mortgage-free homes and a new lease on life to U.S. Military Personnel who were severely injured in overseas conflicts since 9/11/01.
The Woodlands Texas Sentinels Foundation Team, led by Jacci Kilgore and Carol Knott, was joined by donors, sponsors, area builders and community leaders at the home site, 114 Deer Plain Drive in Creekside Park, The Woodlands.
“This family has sacrificed so much,” said Knott. “We’re thrilled to welcome Chris and Christine to our community.”
The Woodlands Development Company is providing the land for the home to be built by Ryland Homes and John Post Custom Homes, with area businesses & individuals supporting the cause through fundraising events and donations made at www.texassentinels.org.
The Woodlands team will continue its fundraising efforts throughout the year. The home is expected to be completed in January.