New 2015 Homes For Heroes Recipient To Be Annouced

Lubbock Homes for Heroes in partnership with the West Texas Home Builders Association is proud to announce the 2015 recipient of a new mortgage free home at this Wednesday’s luncheon (February 11th).

The luncheon to be held at Scottish Rite’s Learning Center (1101 70th St) at 11:45am is for members and guests only, but the media is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The new heroes’ home (2104 101st St.) will soon celebrate a ground breaking thanks to a lot generously donated by Robert Wood and Trey Strong, the developers of Fox Ridge, one of the featured communities in this year’s Parade of Homes. The hero home is being built and donated by local vendors, tradesmen and builders of the West Texas Home Builders Association with Stewart Townsen as the lead builder. It will be open to the public for touring as part of the 60th Anniversary Parade of Homes, June 6 – 21st.

This year’s recipient, Marine Sergeant Christopher R. Montez was paralyzed from the neck down in a helicopter accident in 2004. He originally served from 1994 – 1998, reenlisting in 2001 after 9/11 and serving until his accident in 2004. Christopher has received multiple commendations for his service including the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Sergeant Montez is cared for daily by his medical team and mother, Minnie, who will join him for Wednesday’s announcement.