U.S. Army CW3 Matthew Uran and Family to be Surprised with Mortgage-Free Home During Special Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday (Aug. 10) in La Marque, TX
Operation FINALLY HOME, Lennar, City of La Marque, and Greater Houston Builders Association partner to provide
the custom-built, mortgage-free home for deserving American Hero
LA MARQUE, Texas (August 08, 2018) – Operation FINALLY HOME along with Lennar, the nation’s leading homebuilder, City of La Marque, and Greater Houston Builders Association, will surprise U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew Uran and his wife with the news they are receiving a custom-built, mortgage-free home. The surprise will take place Friday (Aug. 10) at 10 a.m. during a special groundbreaking ceremony at the homesite in Lennar’s new Delany Cove community in the city of La Marque. Joining the Uran family will be representatives from Operation FINALLY HOME, Lennar, City of La Marque, and Greater Houston Builders Association.
Matthew and his wife, Jennifer, think they are just going through the preliminary interview process with Operation FINALLY HOME and the Lennar. Imagine their surprise when they are escorted by the Patriot Guard riders and greeted at the site of their new home!
U.S. Army CW3 Matthew Uran and his wife, Jennifer
Operation FINALLY HOME representative
Lennar Homes representatives
City of La Marque representatives
Greater Houston Builders Association representatives
U.S. Army CW3 Matthew Uran
U.S. Army CW3 Matthew Uran humbly served his country for more than 13 years before he was honorably discharged in 2007.
Matthew was inspired to join the Military after visiting his cousin in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He enlisted, quickly excelled at his work and was promoted twice before being accepted to the Warrant Officer Flight Program after just four years of service.
In January of 2005, Matthew and his buddy set out to practice team tactics. While at 400-feet in the air at a speed of 150 mph, Matthew experienced a visual illusion, similar to a mirage. A fellow pilot died in the crash and Matthew was critically injured. He suffered a severe TBI, which will never improve, his back was fractured as was his pelvis. His open skull fracture led to brain hemorrhage. In addition, he suffered from amnesia for seven months due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and still has little memory of the accident.
Matthew still lives with TBI among several other conditions such as weakness on the right side of his body, headaches and difficulty breathing. He uses Legos® to help regain some of his fine motor skills and also enjoys riding horses with his wife, Jennifer.
He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and several others.
About Operation FINALLY HOME | Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide homes and home modifications to America’s military Heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help these Heroes and their families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a place to call home. For more information about Operation FINALLY HOME, visit OperationFINALLYHOME.org, follow @OpFINALLYHOME on Twitter and find us on Facebook.
About Lennar Homes | Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation's leading builders of quality homes for all generations. The Company builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of the Company's homes and others. Lennar's Rialto segment is a vertically integrated asset management platform focused on investing throughout the commercial real estate capital structure. Lennar's Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. For more information, visit www.lennar.com.
About City of La Marque | La Marque, Texas, is strategically positioned 15 miles southeast of Houston and serves as a southern anchor for the economically strong Houston-Galveston region. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.
About Greater Houston Builders Association | The Greater Houston Builders Association, chartered in 1941, is a trade organization whose members are involved in the development, homebuilding and remodeling industries in 11 counties in the Houston area. The association currently has over 1700 member companies, is the 4th largest builders association in the country and the largest in Texas. GHBA is the voice of Houston’s residential construction industry, serving their members and the community through education and advocating professionalism and quality housing. The association also interacts with the government, community and general public to enhance the business climate for its members and to provide quality obtainable housing to the community it serves. The association is also active in community outreach and charitable events.