Hillwood Communities partners with patriotic organizations to donate homes to veterans in North Texas
The partnership will deliver two high-quality, ADA-accessible homes, including financial, family and emergency support to local veterans.
In celebration of Independence Day and the service of America’s veterans, Hillwood Communities, a Perot company, is announcing its partnership with builders, David Weekley and Highland Homes, and the non-profit organization Building Homes for Heroes to provide homes and family support for two wounded veterans.
Hillwood donated land in its Harvest Community, a master planned development in Argyle. The builders began construction in June and expect the project will be completed in January 2017.
Hillwood chose to partner with Building Homes for Heroes, one of the fastest growing and most efficiently run veterans’ charities in the nation, because of the organization’s extensive outreach and programs offered to wounded veterans. The organization provides them with financial, family and emergency support in addition to mortgage-free housing.
One of the home recipients is Randy Nantz and his family, who currently live in Tehama Ridge in Fort Worth. At the age of 33, Nantz joined the Army immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He was honored as the oldest Green Beret four years later.
“I looked at the neighborhood and I don’t have any words to describe how I feel,” said Randy. “We moved several times during my time in the military and I hope that this will be the last. Thank you to Building Homes for Heroes and all the other folks involved in making this happen. I’m very grateful.”
“It is a great privilege and an honor to be able to serve these veterans and their families,” said Angie Mastrocola, senior vice president, Hillwood Communities. “This is a small contribution to families who were ready to give up their livelihoods to protect us.”
Founder and CEO of Building Homes for Heroes Andy Pujol said, "With more than 1.5 million veterans, Texas has the second largest number of veterans in the country. We feel compelled to give back to those who so selflessly and courageously defend our country and returned home severely injured, and privileged to partner with Hillwood to create a life-changing opportunity and hope for a better future for veterans in the Harvest Community.”
More than 5,000 veterans have applied to receive a home through Building Homes for Heroes. The organization plans to complete construction of 50 homes in 2016 across the country and hopes to gift one mortgage-free home every 10 days. The organization is generously supported by many corporations, including Chase Bank, Advance Auto Parts, The Home Depot Foundation and Lowe’s.
Additional partners for the project include David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes and their vendors.
Call To Action
To contribute towards building the two homes and providing family support programs to the veterans in Harvest, visit the Building Homes for Heroes website at buildinghomesforheroes.org, click donate and specify Hillwood Harvest Community in the comments box. One hundred percent of these donations will go directly towards building the homes and providing support programs for the veterans’ families at Harvest.
Hillwood, a Perot company, is a premier commercial and residential real estate developer, investor and advisor of properties throughout North America and Europe. With a diverse portfolio of properties and home to many of the world’s leading companies, Hillwood is committed to bringing long-term value to our customers, partners and the communities we serve.
Hillwood is best known for its Alliance brand, featuring the 18,000-acre AllianceTexas, 2,000-acre AllianceCalifornia and 4,474-acre AllianceFlorida. Its founding project, AllianceTexas, has been hailed as one of the best mixed-use developments in the world, generating more than 40,000 jobs and $55 billion in local economic impact to date. Outside of AllianceTexas, Hillwood Investment Properties is focused on institutional-grade industrial/logistics properties and has developed and acquired more than 84 million square feet in North America and Europe.
Through its Communities division, Hillwood has delivered more than 24,000 single-family lots in 80 master planned communities. From single-family homes to high-end luxury vacation residences, Hillwood’s residential communities embrace the company’s LiveSmart principles, creating a sense of community while integrating technology, healthy living, environmental stewardship and education.
Hillwood also served as the lead developer of marquee projects nationwide, from the Air Force Memorial in Washington, to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the American Airlines sports arena in Dallas. For information, please visit www.hillwood.com.
About Building Homes for Heroes
Counting nine consecutive years of record-setting growth, Building Homes for Heroes builds and gifts mortgage-free homes, and completes home modifications, for veterans and their families, and provides further services along their road to recovery to help them live a promising and fulfilling life ahead. Recently, the organization earned a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations.
This 501(c)(3) organization is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country after September 11, 2001, during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. It is the organization's honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.