Cocktail Reception at Klusoz Martini & Tapas Bar honoring Jorge De Leon!

The San Antonio Texas Sentinels Team had a highly successful event at Klusoz’s Martini & Tappas Bar this August. Door Prizes, refreshments and drinks were given while team and community members visited with San Antonio Sentinel Jorge De Leon.

Texas Sentinel Founder Richard Filip spoke as well as Jorge, raising awareness about the program and especially about the home being built by Tilson Homes. Currently, the home is being framed and is expected to be completed before the end of the year. Approximately 100 people attended, raising $2,260 for the program through raffles and donations. The team, led by RE/MAX Realtor Patsy Oakley, is already busy planning another event for the fall.

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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.”

Tilson Homes and Texas Sentinels Foundation Pour Slab for Veteran’s Home

Tilson Homes and Texas Sentinels Foundation Pour Slab for Veteran’s Home

On October 27, 2009, Retired Army Sergeant Jorge De Leon learned that the Texas Sentinels Foundation and Tilson Homes would provide him with a new home for his family. The San Antonio resident and wounded veteran of Afghanistan saw that dream come one step closer this week when the slab was poured for his new home in Canyon Lakes subdivision outside San Antonio.

De Leon and his family were on hand to see the project started and make hand impressions in the cement. All materials for the construction of the house are being furnished free of charge by Tilson Homes and their sub-contractors.

Johnny Wilson’s House Ready to Go Vertical

Another milestone in the building of Johnny Wilson’s house was reached this month when the concrete foundation was poured on his lot in Arlington Texas. Representatives from local media joined the Texas Sentinels Foundation BABA Support Our Troops and WBAP in celebrating this next major step in the home building process. Johnny expressed overwhelming gratitude at seeing this, one of the first physical signs of his new home come to fruition.

“This is what we’ve been waiting for,” says Mike McKellop. “A time when the house could start to go vertical.” Cowtown Pump Truck services, Bruce & Associates and Charlie’s Concrete graciously donated labor and supplies for this latest phase of the project. The house is expected to begin framing this month as well.

Ted Nugent Rocks the House at Bands for Brothers & Sisters Concert

Ted Nugent Rocks the House at Bands for Brothers & Sisters Concert

Over 4,600 attendees gathered into the Pasadena’s Fair Grounds for a night of classic Texas rock and spectacle as rock legend Ted Nugent headlined this summer’s Band for Brothers  & Sisters concert in Pasadena. The event, which was co-sponsored by RE/MAX of Texas, raised money and awareness for Operation Finally Home, an initiative spurred by the Bay Area Builders Association. Texas Sentinels and Sentinels of Freedom were on hand at the concert, where they were honored on stage for their service and sacrifice.

The concert was kicked off by Charlie Lucas, who warmed up the crowd before Ted Nugent ascended the  stage and welcome six soldiers including, Texas Sentinels  Jorge De Leon and  Johnny Wilson. Soldiers and fans met with Ted following the concert for photos and well-wishes. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event went toward building homes for wounded & disabled veterans, as well as the widows of the fallen.

A Dream Realized for Daughenbaugh Family

A Dream Realized for Daughenbaugh Family
Photo courtesy of Eddie Harper, www.Wiredin.cc

Photo courtesy of Eddie Harper, www.Wiredin.cc

A dream has finally come true for Retired Marine Corporal Donny Daughenbaugh and his family. On June 23rd, the 28-year-old Iraq veteran was presented with the keys to his new home in League City Texas. The Texas Sentinels Foundation was on hand to witness the homes presentation by the Sentinels of Freedom, League City and BABASOT, as well as another home presentation to Retired Army Sergeant Alex Reyes, who was also injured while serving in Iraq. The event was attended by the League City Mayor Toni Randall, as well as State Representative Larry Taylor, and a Texas Representative Ron Paul staff member to present flags that had been hung over the Capitol Building in the soldiers’ honor.

Music and sponsorship was provided by Houston radio station 100.3 KILT for the over 300 attendees. Terri Dawson of RE/MAX Select in Friendswood donated food and golf carts for easy transportation in the Texas heat. Donny and his family (wife Sarah and children Gabby and Kollin) are expected to move into their new home on July 2nd and begin their lives as a true Texans.