Veteran’s Family Surprised With Brand New Home at South Florida Agrihood – Boca Raton’s Most Trusted Source

Palm Beach County, FL – U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jose Jimenez and his family, who lived out of their RV, were surprised last week with a life-changing gift: the news that they have been selected by Operation Finally Home to receive a brand-new Lennar home in Arden, South Florida’s premier farming community.

“There are no words for what this means for me and my family, and how it will change our lives,” Jimenez said. “We are grateful to Operation Finally Home and Lennar, and the community of Arden for such a warm welcome. I am shocked and in awe.

Sergeant Jimenez enlisted in the US Army in October 2005. In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan, Jose suffered a traumatic brain injury, temporarily losing his sight and the ability to use his legs. Still, he remained dedicated to his platoon and returned to duty a month after the incident.

Jose met his wife, Alex, also a veteran, while they were both serving in Afghanistan. Brought together by their service and their mutual friends, they got to know each other best while fishing for salmon after returning to the United States. They married in 2012 and have a young son. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities, building model helicopters and airplanes, visiting beaches and parks, and playing miniature golf, among other activities.

Jose was honorably discharged in 2013 after serving nearly eight years, including two combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has received countless other military awards, including a Purple Heart, two Army Good Conduct Medals , an Army Medal of Honor, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two of the campaign stars, and a Combat Action Medal.

Now, the Atlantic division of Lennar Palm and the nonprofit Operation Finally Home have partnered to bring hope and a stable future to Jose and his family.

“It was an honor to join Lennar in surprising U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jose Jimenez and his family with the news that they had been selected to receive a new home,” said Rusty Carroll, President of Operation Finally Home. “It’s such a blessing for us to continue to honor American heroes in this way.

Lennar Palm Atlantic Division President Michael Meyers added, “It’s an honor to be able to give back to such a deserving family like Jimenez’s for all the sacrifices they’ve made to keep our communities safe. . We look forward to continuing to work with Operation Finally Home and the Jimenez family to ensure this is a home they can call their own.

For photos and videos of the surprise inauguration ceremony, click here.

ABOUT LENNAR
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, premium, active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title and closing services primarily to purchasers of Lennar homes and, through LMF Commercial, issues mortgage loans secured primarily by commercial real estate properties across the United States. Lennar’s multi-family segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multi-family rental properties. LENX is the engine behind Lennar’s technology, innovation and strategic investments. For more information about Lennar, please visit http://www.lennar.com.

ABOUT OPERATION FINALLY AT HOME
Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation Finally Home is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan/nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide custom, mortgage-free homes, transitional housing and home modifications. home to veterans, first responders and their families. Founded in 2005, the organization has completed or is planning more than 380 hospitality projects in more than 32 states. Operation Finally Home partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, renovators, developers, individual contributors and volunteers to help these heroes and their families by meeting one of their greatest needs. most urgent – a safe place to call home. For more information about Operation Finally Home, visit OperationFinallyHome.org, follow @OpFinallyHome on Twitter, and find us on Facebook.

ABOUT ARDEN
Arden’s scenic landscape includes 175 acres of beautiful lakes, including a mile-long central lake, 20 miles of trails, and 500 acres of parks, playgrounds, and green space. Arden is also home to one of Florida’s first agrihoods. Arden’s 5-acre farm and event barn are central parts of community life here, offering fruits, vegetables and herbs shared among residents. Wellington’s world famous equestrian centers are just 12 minutes from Arden. Arden is also close to major employment centers. Wellington’s A-rated schools, top-rated medical centers, white-sand beaches, shopping, dining, world-class golf and direct access to Palm Beach, Palm Beach International Airport and the South Florida’s major cities make Arden’s location unmatched. .

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