Melissa, TX – January 2, 2012– Texas Sentinels Foundation, a nonprofit organization which builds debt-free homes for Wounded Warriors across the state, will deliver keys on Jan. 19 to Justin Feagin and his family for the new home that was built for them with the help of generous donors and community partnerships.
The dedication ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at 2308 Patriot Drive in Melissa, Texas. There will be a short program of area dignitaries, key sponsors, and representatives from the Texas Sentinels Foundation.
“What we find remarkable about this process in which a community comes together to help one of their own, is the powerful way in which an original good deed inspires so many subsequent good deeds,” said Richard Filip, co-founder of Texas Sentinels Foundation. “The actions or ideas from a single individual can be sufficiently inspirational to galvanize and motivate the rest of the citizenry around a cause. And in this case, yield a power great enough to build homes, change lives, and provide a permanent legacy to the sacrifice and service this young man has given to his country.”
Justin Feagin was deployed to Afghanistan as a newly pinned Sergeant, and was wounded by an IED in 2010 while serving as the head of an Afghan Border Police unit. The injury cost him his left foot, a ruptured ear drum, several broken bones and numerous deep shrapnel lacerations, including one to his femoral artery. He has been awarded over 16 medals and accommodations for his service and sacrifice, including the Purple Heart.
On June 16, 2011, the Collin County Sentinels team, comprised of members of the Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR), announced that they selected Justin and his family to receive a home in Melissa from the Texas Sentinels Foundation. Ground was broken on their new home in September.
The project, led by Mal Smith of RE/MAX Premier Group and 2011 CCAR president, was made possible by the generous support and tireless dedication of its team members and business partners, including Hillwood Development Company and Highland Homes, and the many grateful community members who have participated in fundraising events.
For more information about Texas Sentinels Foundation, please visit www.texassentinels.org.