IMG_0099Marine Lance Corporal Jesse Medina and his family were surprised today by Bank of America and the Texas Sentinels Foundation with the keys to a debt-free, mortgage-free home in the Northcrest Village subdivision in Spring, Texas.

They thought they were going to a Texas Sentinels Foundation Christmas luncheon. They were — lunch was served — but they didn’t know friends, family and local media would be there to congratulate them on their new home.

The Marine and his wife, Megan, and son, Aidan, received the keys to their new 2,348-square foot, 3-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath home and saw it for the first time after a brief key presentation ceremony. 


IMG_9982And employees from Hercules Offshore, Inc. made the season even brighter by adopting the Medina family for Christmas; representatives from the offshore drilling services provider surrounded the family’s new Christmas tree with donated wrapped presents.

As part of Bank of America’s efforts to help revitalize communities and support the housing needs of those who have served and sacrificed for our nation and communities, the company has pledged to make up to 1,000 homes available nationwide through property donations to military veteran-support charities and other non-profit, community-based organizations. This donation is made possible through a partnership with Texas Sentinels Foundation, created to give back to the military men and women of our Armed Forces who have served our country.

Local media outlets Fox 26 (see online story), Univision 45 (w/video) and Houston Community Newspaper’s The Woodlands Villager covered the event, and we have linked to their stories above.

Here are more photos from the event:


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