RE/MAX DFW Associates is pleased to announce its partnership with the Texas Sentinels Foundation to build a mortgage-free, debt-free home for a severely wounded veteran.
The Texas Sentinels Foundation scholarship program was developed to assist members of our Armed Forces who were severely wounded or injured in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. The program helps recipients re-adjust to civilian life and prosper in their home towns or new communities. Scholarship recipients receive assistance in the form of mortgage-free housing, new furniture and other household supplies, career placement assistance and training, new adaptive vehicles based on need, and financial and personal mentorship. TSF Executive Officer, Susie Barlow states, “Never before in this nation has a comprehensive scholarship of this kind been offered to the members of our Armed Forces who return to us severely wounded or injured.”
In June of 2012, on his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Sgt. Erich Ellis, US Marine stepped upon an Improvised Explosive Device (“IED”) while on a MARSOC (“United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command”) deployment. Resulting in the amputation of his right leg from the knee down, Ellis underwent ten surgeries within the first 30 days of his injury. Embodying the characteristics of a true American hero, Ellis was awarded the Purple Heart for his sacrifice and courageous service. As team leader of the project, RE/MAX DFW Associates is pleased to announce Sgt. Erich Ellis as the latest recipient of the Texas Sentinel Foundation, Mortgage-Free Home, in the North DFW area. RE/MAX DFW Associates Frisco Office Manager, Mal Smith notes, “We can never repay these severely injured young men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. However, we can show our appreciation for their sacrifice by assisting them on the path to a mortgage free, fully furnished home through donations to the Texas Sentinels Foundation.”
Ways to help: the Texas Sentinels Foundation is designed to allow everyone the opportunity to give back to those who have given so much. The homes and aid provided would not be possible without the support of many individuals and businesses. In 2013, TSF contributed more than $1.2 million to wounded warriors and their families and awarded 5 new mortgage-free, debt-free, ADA compliant, fully furnished homes to Texas-based wounded veterans. Means of contribution include, but are not limited to, providing financial and spiritual counseling, forging partnerships with land developers, builders and architects, coordinating fundraiser events, and procuring donations from local businesses. The Texas Sentinels Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. For additional information on how to help, please visit www.texassentinels.org.
RE/MAX DFW Associates is in its 31st year of operation and today is the largest RE/MAX franchise in Texas, serving both residential and commercial clients. The firm has seven offices: Coppell, Dallas, Flower Mound, Frisco, Las Colinas, Plano and Willow Bend. The firm closed $1.4 billion in sales in 2013 with 5,080 transactions. RE/MAX DFW Associates is part of the world-wide RE/MAX network in 96 countries and 100,000 agents. For more information, visit the firm’s website, www.YourHomeTownPro.com, its Facebook page, Facebook.com/RMDFW or on YouTube, youtube.com/rmdfw.
Cyndi Cook, Director, Marketing and eBusiness Solutions
RE/MAX DFW Associates