Building Homes for Heroes Hosts “Notes of Love” for USAF Veteran and his Family Being Gifted a Mortgage-Free Dream Finders Home at Rivington
DEBARY, Fla. – With their mortgage-free home in the final stages of construction in the Rivington community, the Cable family can read dozens of encouraging and inspirational notes left by Dream Finders Homes’ well-wishers and others playing a role in providing the family with this life-changing gift.
“Notes of Love” – part of the Building Homes for Heroes’ program – includes heartfelt writings by neighbors, trades people, and employees from Dream Finders Homes and Reader and Hillwood communities to welcome the Cable family into their soon-to-be forever home.
Cable served in the US Air Force for 10 years. He was medically discharged after developing leukemia from exposure to chemicals in the Middle East and is now in his second remission.
“We’re excited to be part of this event for the Cable family,” said Gerry Boeneman, the Dream Finders Homes’ Orlando Division president. “We’re also very grateful for the sacrifices made by the staff sergeant, his wife, Ensley and their son, Cade.”
The home is being made possible by donations of all types and sizes, he said, adding that Reader and Hillwood Communities donated the 50-foot homesite in the walkable, transit-oriented DeBary Community off of Fort Florida Road along the St. Johns River.
Dream Finders Homes – a Jacksonville-based preferred builder at Rivington – was selected by Reader and Hillwood to build the home, a 2,853-square-foot Anna Maria plan, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms valued at approximately $474,389. They will be gifting the home in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes.
“Several of our trade partners and subcontractors also are joining us in donating hours and materials,” Boeneman said.
Founded by Andy Pujol after he volunteered in the search-and-rescue in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Building Homes for Heroes is a national nonprofit organization that builds and modifies homes and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has modified and gifted more than 320 homes, in national partnership with builders and patriotic corporations including Advance Auto Parts and Lowe’s, companies that have long been grounded in their support for our nation’s military.
“We couldn’t be prouder to partner with Dream Finders Homes, Reader Communities and Hillwood Communities to build a home for this deserving hero and his beautiful family,” said Pujol. “Together, we’re building better and brighter lives and making our communities and country a better place for all to see.”
At the groundbreaking ceremony for the family’s home, Staff Sergeant Cable expressed his appreciation and said the mortgage-free house lets him know that his “family will always be taken care of.”
For more information or to donate to this Building Homes for Heroes project please visit: Help us Build a Home for USAF SSGT Matthew Cable
For media information, please contact:
Gerry Boeneman, division president, Dream Finders Homes, 888-214-1164 or Gerry.Boeneman@dreamfindershomes.com
Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-461-3781 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dream Finders Homes – Dream Finders Homes, founded by Patrick Zalupski in 2008, is routinely honored as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. Based in Jacksonville, FL, the company has homebuilding operations in Orlando, FL, Savannah, GA, Bluffton, SC, Fayetteville, NC, Austin, TX, Denver, CO and the Washington, DC Metro area. Dream Finders closed over 6,878 homes and was the 18th largest homebuilder in the nation in 2022, according to Professional Builder magazine.
Building Homes for Heroes – 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 reached a program rating of 95.19 percent, in 2021, the 11th straight year reaching a program rating of at least 93 percent. It also received a perfect 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for six straight years, including a 100 percent in transparency and accountability. Learn more at www.buildinghomesforheroes.org
Rivington – Rivington is located in DeBary, Fla adjacent to the St. Johns River, west of U.S. 17-92 and south of Konomac Lake. The 296-acre master-planned community will consist of 700 homes, a mix of new-build townhomes and single-family homes ranging from two to six bedrooms, two to six bathrooms, one to three-car garages and 1,276 to 3,833 square feet. Rivington features a resort-style pool, indoor/outdoor amenity pavilion, playground, neighborhood pocket parks and 10 miles of walking paths, trails and sidewalks. The community is just a quarter mile from the DeBary SunRail station and a short drive to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Gemini Springs State Park and River City Nature Park. Rivington is being developed by Reader Communities and Hillwood Communities. Home sales are underway. For more information, visit the community website at www.liveatriv.com/