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12.26.15

Army Veteran Honored at the St. Petersburg Bowl Game

PulteGroup’s Built to Honor Program Joins Forces with Military Warriors Support Foundation to Gift a New Home
TAMPA, Fla. – December 26, 2015 – Retired U.S.  Army Sgt. John Jaramillo was honored at the St. Petersburg Bowl Game on Saturday, December 26 with the news that he and his family are the recipients of a new mortgage-free Centex home through the PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program. 

“It’s just incredible. The help couldn’t have come at a better time for our family,” says Sgt. Jaramillo, “This shows that people truly care what you did. A lot of people don’t know what you go through out there.”

Sgt. Jaramillo served two enlistments in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 where he was injured by an IED. He retired in 2013 and received numerous commendations, including a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, two Army Commendation Medals, and many others.

During a game timeout, Jaramillo, his wife Dania, and two young children were escorted onto the field for the announcement along with members from PulteGroup and Military Warriors Support Foundation, which supports our nation’s wounded heroes as they transition out of the military and into civilian life.

The Jaramillo chose the Citrus Grove home design, which is a 2,830 sq. ft. two-story home featuring five bedrooms, game room, covered lanai, and two-car garage. It will be ready for them to move into in the summer of 2016. Built by Centex Homes in Ruskin, Florida, the customized home is in collaboration with dozens of local trade contractors and building partners. The community is a perfect place to raise a family with a walking trail, private swimming pool, soccer field, and children’s playground.

“It truly is our honor to be a part of building the home of their dreams where the Jaramillo family can focus on creating long-lasting memories in their new home,” says Sean Strickler, the Company’s division president for West Florida. “Sgt. Jaramillo is a testament to the courage, tenacity and valor, and we hope this home will ease his transition and provide him and his family with the security and peace of mind as they move to the Tampa Bay area.”

About Built to Honor™
PulteGroup’s Built to Honor™ program was launched in 2013 to recognize and thank returning military personnel who have been injured during their term of service by providing mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families.  Built to Honor works in partnership with nonprofit organizations, such as Operation FINALLY HOME, to identify veteran candidates.  Follow Built to Honor on Twitter: @BuiltToHonor or Facebook.com/BuiltToHonor

About Military Warriors Support Foundation
Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by Lt. General, Leroy Sisco, USA (Ret), in 2007. Our Mission is to provide support for our nation’s wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. This is a very fragile time for these heroes, and their families, and it is our goal to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition. Our programs focus on housing and homeownership, employment, as well as recreational activities and travel assistance. For more information on MWSF please visit www.MilitaryWarriors.org
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