Bluegreen Communities® (NYSE:BXG), a developer of premier master-planned communities, applauds Dan Wallrath, founder of Operation FINALLY HOME, for being recognized as a CNN Top 10 Hero of the Year. Operation FINALLY HOME honors wounded and disabled veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new homes. Bluegreen Communities will provide Operation FINALLY HOME a total of six lots throughout Texas to honor veterans and their families.

Wallrath founded Operation FINALLY HOME in 2005, and over the past few years he has helped to provide nearly a dozen injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans mortgage-free homes. Operation FINALLY HOME has 10 more custom homes planned or under construction.

“We are honored to work alongside Dan and his Operation FINALLY HOME team,” said Dan Koscher, president and CEO of Bluegreen Communities. “We are pleased to see Dan recognized for his commitment to helping our soldiers and their families who have made the greatest sacrifice.”

On Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., Dan Wallrath and Operation FINALLY HOME will host a ground breaking at The Bridges at Preston Crossings, 17970 FM 121, Gunter, Texas 75058. The public is invited to honor the families, meet Dan Wallrath and participate in a day of fun. The ground breaking marks the construction of two homes for war heroes Sergeant First Class Alan Hornaday and his wife, Sheila, of Fordyce, Arkansas, as well as Sergeant Levi Wilson and his wife, Katie, of Fort Worth, Texas. Sergeant First Class Hornaday is a veteran of the U.S. Army who sustained injuries in Baghdad in 2004, and Sergeant Wilson is a U.S. Army veteran who was also injured in Iraq in early 2008.

To vote for Wallrath to win 2010 CNN Hero of the Year visit: Voting begins Thursday, September 23, 2010 and continues until Thursday, November 18, 2010 (6 a.m. ET).

Businesses and donors interested in contributing to Support Our Troops/Operation FINALLY HOME can visit or

About Bluegreen Communities

Bluegreen Communities®, a division of Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), is a developer of master-planned communities, including eight communities in Texas located near San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Over the past 40 years, Bluegreen Communities has developed top-rated communities in some of our nation’s most coveted areas, offering the perfect balance of country living and city convenience, with privacy and scenery paramount. Bluegreen has sold over 55,000 master-planned residential and golf community homesites in 32 states and is an award-winning green developer. The company’s commitment to responsible land use, environmental protection, as well as to the safekeeping and conservation of its communities through reasonable protective covenants ensure they can be enjoyed by generations to come. For more information on Bluegreen Communities, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter @BluegreenLand.

About Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops/Operation FINALLY HOME

The Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops/Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. The mission of the organization is to provide custom made homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities. BABASOT partners with corporate sponsors, individual contributors and volunteers to help severely wounded heroes and their families’ transition from the battlefront to the home front. Visit for more information.

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