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PulteGroup Gifts New Mortgage-Free Home to Purple Heart Recipient

April 19th, 2023 · Leave a Comment

From left, Ryan Born, PulteGroup Senior Construction Manager; Dan Reynolds, PulteGroup VP Construction Operations; Jennifer Ghioto, PulteGroup General Sales Manager; former Army Capt. Helen Perry; Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Matthew Perry; Wes Hinton, VP Wildlight; and Katie Hensley, PulteGroup Director of Marketing

In a special dedication ceremony, PulteGroup presented United States Marine Corps Sergeant Matthew Perry with keys to his new, mortgage-free home. Located in Pulte’s Forest Park at Wildlight community, the home was donated through the Company’s Built to Honor® program. This is the first home dedication of 2023, which marks the program’s 10th year of providing homes to wounded veterans and their families.

“We launched our Built to Honor program a decade ago as our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our nation’s heroes by doing what we do best: building incredible places where people can live their dreams,” said Dan Reynolds, vice president of construction operations at PulteGroup’s Northeast Florida division. “It is an honor for our Pulte team, along with the generous support of the Wildlight community and our trade partners and suppliers, to present this home to Sergeant Perry and his family.”

The fully accessible single-family home was designed to meet all of Sergeant Perry’s current and future needs. The home includes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) modifications to accommodate future wheelchair use. The stairwell has also been reinforced for the future addition of a wheelchair lift.

“We are so grateful, and we appreciate all of the efforts that went into coordinating this new beginning for our family,” said Sergeant Matthew Perry. “We are honored and humbled to be the recipients of this beautiful new home.”

This is the third home donated in Northeast Florida through PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program. The home was built in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes®, a national non-profit organization making a significant difference in the lives of wounded American service members and their families, and with the generous support of the Wildlight community.

“Sergeant Perry is a hero who fought for our country in both Iraq and Afghanistan at the sacrifice of his health and well-being,” said Andy Pujol, founder and CEO of Building Homes for Heroes. “His wife Helen also served our country as a captain in the Army. We are forever grateful for their service, and hope this home welcomes a new chapter of their lives as they raise their two young children and build a brighter future for their family.”

“We warmly welcome the Perry family to their new home at Forest Park at Wildlight, where they will create wonderful new memories together,” said Wildlight Vice President Wes Hinton. “They are now part of an integrated community that encourages connections and support, including those with fellow veterans, and are close to all of the services they need.”

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