"We are thrilled to be partnered with Meritage and, for the eleventh time with this amazing homebuilder, be able to award a deserving military family a new mortgage-free home," said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray, Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. "The entire Meritage team shares our unwavering commitment to supporting our military families and together, we are giving this very special group of our fellow Americans the opportunity to thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.""Giving the home to a Dallas-area veteran is a point of pride for Meritage Homes employees," said Division President Stephanie MacLean. "Our continued partnership with Operation Homefront allows us to help military families in need and give them a safe place to call home. We want to thank the Robbin family for their sacrifice and are excited to hand them the keys to their brand-new home." About Meritage Homes CorporationMeritage Homes is the eighth-largest public homebuilder in the United States, based on homes closed in 2016. Meritage Homes builds and sells single-family homes for first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers across the Western, Southern and Southeastern United States. Meritage Homes builds in markets including Sacramento, San Francisco Bay area, southern coastal and Inland Empire markets in California; Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Green Valley and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Tampa and south Florida; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Greenville-Spartanburg and York County, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia. Meritage Homes has designed and built over 100,000 homes in its 32-year history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage Homes is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2013 for innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding.
About Operation HomefrontFounded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive - not simply struggle to get by - in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America's military families.For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org. MEDIA INQUIRIES: Jason E. MoodyHousing Programs Communications Manager, Operation Homefront Jason.Moody@OperationHomefront.org 210.243.1657 Lauren Hendeles, Meritage Homes Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org