Deserving Veteran Selected for Mortgage-Free Home thanks to Wade Jurney Homes and Operation Homefront

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New Home to be Awarded in Holly Ridge, North Carolina

Operation Homefront and Wade Jurney provide a new mortgage-free home to a veteran family.

Operation Homefront and Wade Jurney provide a new mortgage-free home to a veteran family.

“Words can’t express how we feel about this opportunity. We will not be stressed about finances and our living situation – it is a weight lifted off of our shoulders.”

Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that builds strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect, announces today that a military family has been selected to receive a newly-built mortgage-free home from Wade Jurney Homes.

Army Specialist (ret.) Matthew Johnson was selected to receive the 1,513 square-foot, one-story, single-family home in Holly Ridge, North Carolina, through Operation Homefront’s Homes on the Homefront program. The three-bedroom property will provide Matthew, his wife Crystal, and family a home to call their own. The Homes on the Homefront program provides one-on-one homeowner counseling services for one to three years. The family will participate in a customized transition plan, including financial counseling and savings planning.

"Wade Jurney Homes wanted the opportunity to give back to the community and the men and women who serve our country,” said Wade G. Jurney Jr., president of Wade Jurney Homes. “Partnering with Operation Homefront gives us the ability to build a home for those who have given so much for us. We are excited to donate our second home this year to the Johnson family and look forward to welcoming them into their new home soon.

Matthew and Crystal have been married for 13 years and have an 11-year-old son. Matthew and his family will move from Kingwood, Texas, to Holly Ridge, North Carolina for this life changing opportunity.

“Thank you, Operation Homefront and Wade Jurney Homes,” said Matthew and Crystal. “This new home will be a place to plant roots and will give us a chance to settle and see our son grow – in one place.”

“Words can’t express how we feel about this opportunity,” added Matthew and Crystal. “We will not be stressed about finances and our living situation – it is a weight lifted off of our shoulders.”

Matthew’s plans are to save money and to be debt free. He and his wife would like to establish a savings for their son’s college education. Matthew’s dream is to attend the University of North Carolina and to seek a master’s degree in political psychology. His goal is to give back and assist veterans who are suffering with mental illness as a certified counselor. Crystal is a professional photographer and hopes to set up her business in Holly Ridge.

“Operation Homefront is proud to announce we have selected Army Specialist Johnson and his family for this brand new, mortgage-free home donated by Wade Jurney Homes,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “We are thrilled to be partnered with Wade Jurney and know their entire team is fully committed to helping us give the Johnson family, and other deserving military families, the opportunity to thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities they have worked so hard to protect."

The Homes on the Homefront program began in 2012. Since inception, Operation Homefront has placed nearly 600 veterans and their families in mortgage-free homes providing more than $56 million in deeded value to military families. Wade Jurney is the second home builder to join the program. The home will be presented to the family on Thursday, November 2, 2017.

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About Wade Jurney:
Recognized as America’s fastest growing home builder, Wade Jurney Homes has over 200 communities nationwide that feature more than 50 innovative floorplans. Based upon the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to turn their dream of owning a home into a reality, Wade Jurney Homes was founded in 2001 in Greensboro, North Carolina by Wade Jurney Jr. The Company’s legacy continues by providing homebuyers with the most square-footage at the lowest price. From pouring the foundation to adding the finishing touches, Wade Jurney Homes is with you every step of the way. Visit http://www.wadejurneyhomes.com to buy your home online today.

About Operation Homefront:
Founded 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, go to http://www.OperationHomefront.org.

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