Operation Finally Home partnered with Little Rock-based construction company Bret Franks Construction, Inc. along with Southern Living to provide a mortgage-free home to a wounded veteran in Conway. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the home on July 25 and was attended by Conway Mayor Bart Castleberry, Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson and Chief Deputy Chad Wooley, as well as dozens of members of the community.

 

Operation Finally Home is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that provides mortgage-free homes, home modifications and transitional housing to wounded, ill or injured military veterans, first responders and their families. 

 

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Photo Credit: Bret Franks Construction, Inc.

 

One such wounded veteran is U.S. Marine Corps LCpl Cory Hixon, along with his wife Shala and their children, whose new personalized house has been the result of numerous donations, volunteer hours and other forms of support from individuals, businesses and community organizations alike. 

 

“This was a project that was brought to the point that you see now by many, many folks. A lot of contributors, a lot of vendors, a lot of subcontractors, volunteers, and I was fortunate enough just to be the ringleader of it,” Bret Franks said at the ceremony. “We could not have done it without you, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

 

A full video of the ceremony can be found on the Bret Franks Construction Facebook page. You can also watch below to see the ribbon-cutting and a tour of the home.

 

 

Photo Credit: Bret Franks Construction, Inc.
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