It was a perfect day for a ground breaking on Old Goliad Road in Victoria this past April 5th. Representatives of the Texas Sentinels Foundation were on location at staked pasture to see the first shovel breach the soil on Texas Sentinel Justin Rokohl’s new home.
Team Leaders Sarah Korczynski and Veronica McCants, Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Land & Homes, hosted the event, which received television news coverage. The event was attended by local dignitaries, members of the Disabled Veterans of America and the Victoria VFW. In addressing the crowd, RE/MAX of Texas CEO Richard Filip noted that it was the Victoria community that was responsible for reaching this project milestone. “Look to your right and your left, that’s what this is all about,” he said. “It’s this community that has created this project . . . your action has inspired action in others.” Richard also told the crowd about new Texas Sentinels Foundation projects starting up in Plano and The Woodlands, inspired by the work of the Victoria community on Justin’s behalf.
Ground was broken by Justin, his team leaders, Texas Sentinels Foundation founders Richard and Jeanne Filip, builder Brad Blanton, architect Chris Hessler and a student from Mission Valley Elementary.