Texas Sentinels Foundation

Thanks to Bank of America, SSG Maust receives home

VOS_2568-postOn March 1, the Texas Sentinels Foundation and partners from Bank of America’s Property Donation Program gathered with volunteers in presenting a mortgage-free home to war veteran Army Staff Sergeant Chris Maust and his seven-year old son Dylan. Bank of America donated the foreclosed property at 8503 Bright Night Drive in Richmond, Texas, and the Texas Sentinels Foundation provided funding and coordinated community volunteers in donating home rehabilitation services. SSG Maust was deployed five times, including three combat tours in Iraq, where he was injured by multiple blasts from an improvised exploding device. He now suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and multiple knee, shoulder, neck and vertebrae injuries requiring surgery. This is the second home donated from the collaboration of Bank of America’s Community Revitalization Program and the Texas Sentinels Foundation, which was founded in 2007 by Richard & Jeanne Filip. The Foundation leads community efforts in cities across Texas in providing housing and life scholarships for severely wounded post 9/11 combat veterans. VOS_2554-post Texas Sentinels Co-Founder Jeanne Filip spoke emotionally about the need for communities to embrace the lives that so selflessly stood on the front lines for America’s efforts to maintain peace overseas: “Three weeks ago at the RE/MAX of Texas Convention, we brought Chris on stage to thank him for his service and to give him his life scholarship for real estate school,” Filip recalled.  “What he didn’t know is that we were also surprising him with a new home.  Today, thanks to the efforts my many involved members of our community, we are able to celebrate the continued physical and emotional healing that Sergeant Maust and his family so richly deserve.” Following completion of the real estate licensing process, SSG Maust will be working with the Corby Callaway Team at RE/MAX Grand in Katy. VOS_2474-postJoining Bank of America in support of this Texas Sentinels Foundation project are:

  • RE/MAX of Texas
  • Jeremy Pawlak
  • Entrust Energy
  • NRT
  • Jack Hopkins
  • Kirk Hopkins
  • Ryan Hopkins
  • EZ Flooring
  • Ron Austin Blinds Company
  • Easy-Aire
  • Houston Furniture Bank
  • Hal Lynde
  • Coventry homes
  • Gallery Furniture
  • SFC Richard Rudd
  • Texas Rolling Thunder
  • Pat Thompson
  • Gary Robinson
  • Michael Jabar
  • SGT Adam Berry
  • Alex Amin

For more information or to donate, visit TexasSentinels.org.          

Media Coverage

CBS Channel 11 KHOU:

ABC Channel 13 KTRK: Wounded war veteran given house in Richmond

FOX Channel 26 KRIV: Injured soldier rewarded for service with home for him and his son




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