by John Rives
The new McKee Homes design center in downtown Fayetteville, NC will be the location of a press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 AM for the HelpingaHero.org Home for a Wounded Warrior program.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest and Miss North Carolina Olivia Olvera will join several wounded warriors, along with Pat McKee and Julie Russo of McKee Homes, to post the first poster opening the nominations for this special Legacy Lakes Home Project.
HelpingaHero.org will open nominations for a North Carolina home to be awarded to a wounded warrior injured during his/her service in Iraq or Afghanistan. Nominations will be open through March 31, 2014 and the home will be awarded in May 2014 at the HelpingaHero.org Warrior Dinner, details to be released in March 2014.
The home will be built by McKee Homes in the Legacy Lakes Community in Aberdeen, NC. The design of the home will be determined once the hero is selected so all of the physical adaptation needs of the wounded warrior can be met. The groundbreaking for the new home will be held during PGA week in June.
This will be the 5th home Texas based HelpingaHero.org has awarded in North Carolina and the second home built in partnership with the Legacy Lakes developer team. Legacy Lakes has generously donated the homesite for this home and is owned by Mountain Real Estate Capital in Charlotte and developed by LStar Management located in Raleigh.
McKee Homes has a history of building homes for Active and Retired Military Veterans, including building several adapted homes for Veterans in the region. Since its inception in 2010, McKee Homes has grown into one of the Ft Bragg area’s largest and most respected New Home Builders. Pat McKee, President says “Our focus is on attention to detail and service. We build quality affordable homes in the area’s most desirable neighborhoods. We have recently expanded into the Raleigh, Wilmington and Southern Pines areas. It is an honor for us to partner with Helping a Hero to build this adaptive home in our newest community, Legacy Lakes in Aberdeen, NC.”