Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Sgt. White enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2007 and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. During Sgt. White’s second deployment to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom, he was injured on a dismounted foot patrol by an I.E.D, had countless surgeries and eventually had his right leg amputated from the knee down. Just recently, Matthew worked with the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs and Board of Veteran’s Appeal in the FOIA office in order to help other veterans and their families, and also competes in many running and sporting events..
“Centex Homes is privileged to provide a home for Matthew White, a young man who has sacrificed so much in protecting our country’s freedom; we hope this home provides a solid foundation on which to build his future,” said Jarod Blaney, Mid-Atlantic Division President of PulteGroup, which is the parent company of Centex, Pulte Homes and Del Webb. “We also want to recognize and thank all of our suppliers and trade partners who have donated their products and services.”
Centex will work with Matthew to customize the home and address any unique needs so that he can move freely in his new townhome. Sgt. White applied for the new home through Operation FINALLY HOME, a 501(c)(3) organization that honors wounded, ill and injured veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new custom-built, mortgage-free homes.
“Operation FINALLY HOME is truly honored to be working with PulteGroup in changing Sgt. Matthew White’s life,” said Lee Kirgan, Vice President of Construction for Operation FINALLY HOME. “Matthew’s commitment to our country and his service-before-self attitude is why we are working so hard with PulteGroup to assist these young men and women.”
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.
About PulteGroup, Inc.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in approximately 50 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.
For more information about PulteGroup, Inc. and PulteGroup brands, go to pultegroupinc.com; www.pulte.com; www.centex.com; www.delwebb.com; www.divosta.com and www.jwhomes.com. Follow PulteGroup, Inc. on Twitter: @PulteGroupNews.
About Operation FINALLY HOME
Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedom and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help America’s military heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a home to call their own. To find out more, visit OperationFinallyHome.org.