Even before the sun came up on Saturday morning, volunteers from RE/MAX RedZone in Harker Heights were busy setting up the running course, filling tables with post-race refreshments and registering last minute runners for the Warrior Run 5K in Harker Heights Community Park. All the hard work paid off as more than $4,000 was raised to help fund a newly remodeled home in Belton for SGT Paul Podhorn and his wife, Karen. SGT Podhorn was selected by the Texas Sentinels Foundation as the latest home recipient last month. RE/MAX RedZone of Harker Heights agents have stepped up to serve as the Texas Sentinels Foundation Home Team Ambassadors.
The Texas Sentinels Foundation, a Texas based not for profit, 501(c)(3), provides 100% debt-free, mortgage-free, fully furnished, ADA compliant homes and Life Scholarships for qualified post 9/11 wounded warriors throughout the state of Texas. In 2013, the Foundation has awarded five homes with another home recipient yet to be announced.
SGT Paul Podhorn, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, was shot in the head by an Iraqi insurgent on August 26, 2011. Paul was partially paralyzed on his right side told he may never walk again but with the constant love and support of his wife Karen and his stubborn determination to prove his doctors wrong, Paul devoted himself to extensive rehabilitation.
RE/MAX RedZone has promised SGT Podhorn that he and Karen will be in their new home in time for Thanksgiving. Anyone interested in donating to the Texas Sentinels Foundation to help defray the costs of a newly remodeled, ADA compliant home for SGT Podhorn can visit our website at texassentinels.org to learn more or contact RE/MAX RedZone at 254-200-0044 or contact Patrick@MaxamTeam.com or Rey@MaxamTeam.com.
Read more about SGT Paul Podhorn and watch video coverage by Central Texas News Station KCEN by clicking HERE.