Homes for Heroes – September Update
Local hero, Michael Vasquez and family to receive mortgage-free home.
Since May, we have been following the progress of the home being built for local hero Michael Vasquez and his family through the Lubbock Homes for Heroes program. This program provides mortgage-free homes to local heroes.
In 2010, the West Texas Home Builders Association established the non-profit organization, Lubbock Homes for Heroes, Inc.
The mission of this charity is to promote community welfare by providing homes for military and first-responder families with special needs in the Lubbock community. Proceeds from the annual Parade of Homes and the Home and Garden Show go toward the building of these homes.
This year, the organization’s sixth home is being built in Preston Manor for Michael Vasquez and his family.
Vasquez, a graduate of Estacado High School, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2005. He served as an infantry machine gunner in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2007-2009. Vasquez was injured in the line of duty and underwent several years of medical treatment.
“This home is really starting to come together fast,” said Lisa Fairbanks, interior designer for Dan Wilson Homes.
The exterior of the home continues to make great progress. As for the interior, the Sheetrock has been installed and cabinets have been delivered and are being installed. The trim work, interior paint, light fixtures, flooring and exterior details will be finished soon after.
The home is on schedule for a mid-late October completion date.
South Plains Electric Cooperative is providing the electricity during the construction phase and will continue to serve the Vasquez home once it is completed.
Check back with us next month to see one last update before the final reveal.