Operation FINALLY HOME has joined forces with LP Building Products, country star Kix Brooks and American Country Countdown to build six homes for deserving veterans across the country over the next two years. The first home will be built in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2013 for wounded Ft. Campbell soldier Army Cpl. Christopher Bales. The announcement was made to Bales on LP Field in front of thousands of fans during the Tennessee Titans Veterans Day game.
The Bales home build is scheduled to begin in January 2013 with a projected completion date in January 2014.Born out of the Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops effort, Operation FINALLY HOME was founded by Dan Wallrath in 2005. Daniel Vargas, a retired U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant runs the organization out of New Braunfels, Texas. The program provides custom-made homes to wounded and disabled veterans as well as to widows of the fallen to help them get their lives back on track. “Providing mortgage-free homes for these wounded heroes enables them to more easily transition from the battlefront to new productive lives back home,” said Dan Vargas, Operation FINALLY HOME executive director. For more information including ongoing updates on the build, visit FinallyHomeUSA.com or Facebook.com/FinallyHomeUSA. To donate, text OFH to 85944 and reply yes to confirm a $10 gift to help build mortgage free homes for America's war wounded and the widows of the fallen. About Operation FINALLY HOME Operation FINALLY HOME is an award-winning program created by Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops. Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops was established in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops mission is to provide custom made mortgage free 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. Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help severely wounded heroes and their families' transition from the battlefront to the home front and help them succeed in their challenging new world so they may ultimately enjoy a productive and rewarding life. For more information, visit www.operationfinallyhome.org. About LP Building Products Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit www.lpcorp.com. About American Country Countdown Hosted by superstar Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn, ACC is a countdown of Country music’s Top 30 songs. Heard on more than 300 stations nationwide, the show also proudly airs on the American Forces Radio Network. For additional features and interviews visit americancountrycountdown.com.