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Press Release

Wade Jurney Homes Awards Mortgage-Free Home to Army Veteran with Operation Homefront
November 16, 2018

Wade Jurney Homes, a home builder building affordable, quality homes with over 200 communities throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that builds strong, stable, and secure military families, presented the keys to a mortgage-free home to U.S. Army Specialist Joseph Small and welcomed him to Wilson, North Carolina.

Joseph has been accepted into Operation Homefront’s Homes on the Homefront (HOTH) program where he will work with financial counselors and caseworkers to build savings, reduce debt, and learn home ownership skills that will provide long-term stability.

“I have no words to express my gratitude, it is hard to explain,” said Small.  “There are so many emotions running through me, it’s a dream come true and a blessing.  Because of Operation Homefront and Wade Jurney Homes, I can enjoy the American Dream and it means so much to me, thank you.  I am very grateful.”

The newly-built 1,001 square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom property is the third home donation Operation Homefront has received from Wade Jurney Homes throughout the partnership.

Thanks to Wade Jurney Homes and Operation Homefront, the HOTH program will allow Joseph to focus on his financial goals, consolidate and pay off his debt, and allow him to complete his bachelor’s degree at Campbell University.

“We are so grateful to Wade Jurney for donating this home to us,” said Margi Kirst, chief development officer at Operation Homefront.  “Building a strong foundation in a welcoming community is the key to a successful transition for our nation’s servicemen and women.  We are proud to be able to support Joseph as he begins his new life in Wilson today.”

Upon successful completion of the HOTH program, Joseph will graduate and receive the deed to his home.  Since 2012, over 500 families have graduated from the program and have been deeded their home, mortgage-free.  Operation Homefront has provided $75 million dollars in associated home equity to military families since inception.  The homes are donated by generous partners, including Wade Jurney Homes.

For more information, or to apply online for a HOTH home visit OperationHomefront.org.




About Wade Jurney Homes:

Wade Jurney Homes, founded in 2001 by Wade Jurney Jr., is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Company is the #1 Fastest Growing Private Builder in the Country with over 200 communities throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. As a builder of affordable homes, the Company’s legacy continues by providing homebuyers with the most square footage at the lowest price. With homes available for purchase through a totally online process, every Wade Jurney home is built upon a foundation of unmatched customer service, reliability and trust. Our homes are built for today’s lifestyle: efficient, livable and comfortable. We stand behind our homes and have been recognized as a leader in the building industry, both regionally and nationally. You can count on us to stand by our commitment to provide you More Home. Less Money. Guaranteed.