*This blog was originally published in 2015. The Hometown Heroes policy has changed since this blog was published.
Every day, people around the world are putting their lives on the line and talents to work in order to create a better place. At Wayne Homes, we believe these hometown heroes deserve a warm, inviting place to call home, which is why we want to reward our heroes with our special “Homes for Heroes” offer.
Any time a police officer, firefighter, nurse, teacher, active or veteran member of the U.S. armed forces chooses to build with Wayne Homes, they receive $3,000 in gift cards to selected retailers. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for all the hard work they do to improve everyday living—whether it’s overseas or right here in our communities. Evan Slates, a marine turned teacher, worked with our Bowling Green team to be one of the latest recipients of the Homes for Heroes offer. Even though Evan and his wife thought building a custom home was out of their price range, they were delighted to find the perfect home at the perfect price: “When we found a house that offered functionality and a layout we loved, we really started to embrace the fact that building could be an option for us.”
Evan also noted how “It kind of showed me that Wayne Homes isn’t just concerned about building another home, but really showing appreciation for what veterans have done.” And we couldn’t agree more. With all the hard work people like Evan put in for the community or around the world, they deserve a home that is uniquely theirs.
Recipients can choose a gift card from Pier 1, Best Buy, Lowe’s or Target totaling $3,000. If their new home will need accent furniture and décor, Pier 1 and Target have an array of options to satisfy a variety of personal tastes. If appliances and electronics are more their style, Best Buy has everything they need to convert their house into a hero’s home. Whether they’ve had their eye on a sleek new washer and dryer set, want flat-screen TVs in every bedroom or are ready for the ultimate entertainment center, a Best Buy gift card makes it possible.
Lowe’s also has a wide assortment of appliances to choose from, and if they’re planning on a few DIY projects to enhance their home, they should make Lowe’s their first stop. Evan decided that the Lowe’s card was the right option for his new home: “We bought a dishwasher, microwave, ceiling fans, backsplash, closet organization systems, reverse osmosis system and piping for our gutters.”
As the area’s preferred custom home builder, Wayne Homes is proud to salute the valiant efforts our hometown heroes continue to put forth. Whether they want to get the latest kitchen gadgets to whip up something delicious for guests or are set on decorating with the best home décor accents, the gift cards from us will help them the way they’ve helped so many. When you’re ready to learn more about our Homes for Heroes program and our homebuilding process, stop by the Model Home Center nearest you and we’ll be happy to be of assistance.
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