(Wesley Chapel, Florida) – This Military Appreciation Month, national homebuilder PulteGroup’s Built to Honor® program is proud to announce a Gold Star family will receive a brand-new mortgage-free home in Tampa Bay. In partnership with the national non-profit Building Homes for Heroes®, the program will provide Nazeraeh Montrond, the daughter of a fallen United States Army Sergeant with a three-bedroom townhome by Centex in the Wesley Reserve at Chapel Crossing Community in Wesley Chapel.
Nazeraeh Montrond lost her father, Army Sergeant Alberto Montrond, in February 2006 when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated near his Humvee. He was serving in Afghanistan with the Group Service Support Company in the new Group Support Battalion (GSSC, GSB) for the 7th Special Forces Group. Sgt. Montrond deployed at least four times in support of the Global War on Terror, supporting Special Operations forces in Iraq, Jordan, and Afghanistan.
Several years later, Montrond’s mother Christl she passed away in March 2021 after suffering with several heath issues, leaving 21-year-old Nazaraeh to care for her three younger siblings. Today, she manages a full-time job and a full-time college schedule, while raising her younger siblings. Nazaraeh is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Behavioral Health Sciences and Health Care Administration.
“We are honored to provide Nazeraeh and her siblings a home of their own,” said Sean Strickler, President of the West Florida Division of PulteGroup. “Their story truly touched all of us. As we celebrate Military Appreciation Month and prepare for Memorial Day, we are reminded of the sacrifices that military families make in service of our nation. We hope this home will not only provide comfort and make life easier for the Montrond family, but will also be the source of many joyful memories.”
Built to Honor®
For nearly a decade, PulteGroup’s Built to Honor® program has provided mortgage-free homes to deserving veteran families or veterans living with disabilities as a result of their military service. In Tampa Bay, the program has delivered 4 homes since 2016. At the beginning of this Military Appreciation Month, PulteGroup celebrated by awarding its 75th mortgage-free home through the program in Dallas, Texas.
The Montrond family’s new townhome will be delivered in August. The 1,762 square-foot two-story Sycamore plan features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a one-car garage. Located in the master-planned community of Chapel Crossing, residents will soon enjoy several state-of-the-art amenities including a community pool with lazy river, clubhouse, and fitness center.
About Built to Honor®
PulteGroup’s Built to Honor® program recognizes and thanks returning military personnel who have been injured during their term of service by providing mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families. Launched in 2013, the program has built and donated more than 70 homes across the country. Built to Honor works in partnership with nonprofit organizations to identify veteran candidates. For more information about Built to Honor, go to builttohonor.org. Follow Built to Honor on Twitter: @BuiltToHonor and Facebook.com/BuiltToHonor.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in more than 40 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods and American West, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better. For more information about PulteGroup, Inc. and PulteGroup brands, go to www.pultegroup.com ; www.pulte.com; www.centex.com; www.delwebb.com; www.divosta.com; www.jwhomes.com; and www.americanwesthomes.com. Follow PulteGroup, Inc. on Twitter: @PulteGroupNews.
About Building Homes for Heroes
Counting fifteen consecutive years of record-setting growth, Building Homes for Heroes® builds and gifts mortgage-free homes, and completes home modifications, for veterans and their families, and provides further services along their road to recovery to help them live a promising and fulfilling life ahead. The organization is strongly committed to building better and brighter lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving our country. The organization has received a perfect 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for six straight years, including a 100% in transparency and accountability. It’s our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country. To learn more about the organization, visit www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.