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Operation Homefront and Meritage Homes work together to award mortgage-free home to Dallas-area Army specialist

Nonprofit Operation Homefront and Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE:MTH) are joining forces to thank a Dallas-area veteran for his service by presenting his family with a brand-new, energy-efficient home tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day.

U.S. Army Specialist William Robbin will receive the keys to his new 2,038-square-foot home at a ceremony in Northlake, a press release stated. The three-bedroom home is complete with a two-car garage, private study, covered outdoor living area—and no mortgage. It also includes a wide array of money-saving features and appliances, as well as an advanced home automation package.

This is the first home that the Robbins will own as a family, and it will provide the veteran, his wife, three children and his service dog with a place to live for many years to come.

Born in Dallas and raised in Sebastian, Fla., Robbin enlisted in the Army in 2007 and served as a cavalry scout. He patrolled the streets of Baghdad in 2008 and carried out multiple missions throughout his service in Iraq. Robbin was honorably discharged in 2012, after suffering from traumatic brain injury and daily seizures.

“It’s such a blessing and still feels like a dream every day,” he stated in the press release. “Thank you, Operation Homefront and Meritage Homes, for everything you do for veterans.”

Since its inception in 2012, San Antonio-based Operation Homefront has worked with homebuilders and lenders to place nearly 600 military veterans and their families in mortgage-free homes. This is the 11th  new home Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Meritage Homes has built and donated to veterans through the Homes on the Homefront program.

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