Homes for Heros June Update
Local hero, Michael Vasquez and family to receive mortgage-free home.
In June, we introduced you to the Vasquez family and the Lubbock Homes for Heroes program that 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 towards the building of these homes.
This year, the organization’s sixth home is being built 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.
The house is coming right along as the rough-end plumbing has been installed and the concrete foundation has been poured. Next up is framing the house.
Dan Wilson, with Dan Wilson Homes, who is the lead builder of this project and the president of West Texas Home Builders Association, stated that this home is a huge blessing to the Vasquez family. The home is a custom plan, built around what the Vasquez family needs for space and mobility purposes.
To date, this will be the largest home built for the project.
“All-in-all, the home will be built for much less than what it would normally cost due to the donations of materials and/or labor,” said Wilson.
“For all of us who work in this industry, it’s what you call giving back to the same industry,” Wilson said. You can never give back more than what will be given to you.”
South Plains Electric Cooperative will serve the Vasquez home once it is completed.
Check back with us next month to see what progress has been made on this home.