U.S. Marine Sergeant Thomas Brennan and Family to be Surprised with Mortgage-Free Home During Special Groundbreaking Ceremony Tuesday (July 2) in Culpeper

Operation FINALLY HOME, Graystone Homes, Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) of the Capital Area,

Helping the Homefront and several community supporters partner to provide the custom-built, mortgage-free home for the deserving American Hero

 CULPEPER, Virginia (June 30, 2019) – Operation FINALLY HOME along with Graystone Homes, Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) of the Capital Area, sponsor Christian Broadcast Network Helping the Homefront and several other supporters will surprise U.S. Marine Sergeant and Purple Heart recipient Thomas Brennan and his family with the news they are receiving a custom-built, mortgage-free home in Culpeper. The surprise will take place Tuesday (July 2) at 10 a.m. during a special groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future home in Rillhurst Estates (GPS – enter 15203 Rillhurst Drive, Culpeper, VA and follow signs to lot.)

Thomas and his family thought they were going through the preliminary interview process with Operation FINALLY HOME and the builder. Imagine their surprise when they received an escort from the Patriot Guard Riders and local first responders and saw the community gathered to welcome them to their future home.

U.S. Marine Sergeant Thomas Brennan

U.S. Marine Sergeant Thomas Brennan completed two tours to Iraq and one to Afghanistan during his nine years of active service.

Thomas served as an infantryman during the siege of Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004 where he established an unbreakable brotherhood with his fellow Marines. During his subsequent deployments, Thomas suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in combat and was forced to medically retire at the end of 2012.

In addition to TBI, Thomas suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), balance disorder, migraines and injuries to his neck, back, shoulders and knees. For his service, TJ received a Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal with Combat “V,” two Combat Action Ribbons and many more.

After his retirement, Thomas returned home to his wife and daughter. His wife, Melinda, is an Emergency Room Nurse Educator, and was pivotal in Thomas’s recovery from war. With her help, he returned to graduate school and pursued journalism, where he created The War Horse; an award-winning nonprofit newsroom focused on educating the public on Post-9/11 conflict and its impact from war and trauma. Thomas’s goal with this platform is to document the stories of war veterans in a responsible and thorough manner.

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 Graystone Homes | Graystone Homes, Inc. is a Virginia-based custom homebuilder specializing in tailoring our homes to fit our customers’ individual needs and desires while working within their budget. Our company is committed to old fashioned quality and craftsmanship.  For more information, please visit www.graystonehomesinc.net.

 About Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) of the Capital Area | SBCA is a leading advocate for building construction innovation. Through its state-of-the-art research and testing facility, SBCRI, SBCA is answering age-old questions on how buildings actually function and helping developers of new construction methods and materials efficiently bring their ideas to market. SBCA represents manufacturers of products used to frame residential and light-commercial buildings, including roof trusses, floor trusses and wall panels. Our membership also includes professionals and businesses throughout the building construction supply chain, from engineering and design firms to builders, framers and general contractors.

About Helping the Home Front | Helping the Home Front is a CBN initiative launched to partner with local churches, ministries and organizations to support struggling military families across America. The mission of CBN and its affiliated organizations is to prepare the United States of America and the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. For information, please visit HelpingTheHomeFront.org.

Media Contacts:

Onsite: Stephanie Langston, Graystone Homes, 540-825-1300 (cell)

Information: Kellie Benz, Alday Communications, Inc., kellie@aldaycommunications.com; 615-887-0478 (cell)

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