Meritage Homes and Operation Homefront Welcome Veteran Family to a Mortgage-Free Home in Rancho Sahuarita

On Friday, October 28th, 2022, team members of Meritage Homes and Operation Homefront, joined by local officials and community representatives, came together to recognize a deserving military family, and awarded them the keys to a brand new, energy-efficient mortgage-free Meritage Home in Rancho Sahuarita.

Army Sgt. Charles Haney and his family received the keys to their new house, located in the Enclave at Entrada Del Rio neighborhood by Meritage Homes. An official key ceremony was held to welcome the family home, and included special remarks from Phillippe Lord, Chief Executive Officer, Meritage Homes; Andre Hawkins, Chief Financial Officer, Operation Homefront; Jeff Grobstein, Meritage Division President; Elliot Mann, Meritage West Region President; Mayor Tom Murphy of Sahuarita and Jeremy Sharpe, Managing Partner of Rancho Sahuarita.

Army Sgt. Charles Haney medically retired from the military in 2009 after five years of service, including a deployment to Iraq. The Haney family were given the keys to a nearly 2,400 square-foot, four-bedroom home located in Entrada Del Rio.

Haney shared: “I’m proud to have served in the military. It’s wonderful to see organizations like Operation Homefront and builders like Meritage recognizing veterans and their families. This home means so much to me and my family. It will help ensure my children have the opportunity at a better life and brighter future.”

According to Meritage Homes, this is the ninth year that the homebuilder has built and donated a new home to Operation Homefront’s Permanent Homes for Veterans (PHV) program. Through this program, Operation Homefront has placed more than 700 deserving military families in mortgage-free homes.

“We are so excited to welcome the Haney family to the Rancho Sahuarita community. Rancho Sahuarita was founded on the vision of being a place for families to create a better life, and we are so thrilled that we can welcome such a deserving family to our community, and hope they will be able to do just that,” said Jeremy Sharpe, Managing Partner of Rancho Sahuarita.

Mayor Tom Murphy also commented: “Being a veteran myself, it is such an honor to have Sgt. Haney and his family join our community, and makes it extra special. We are so grateful for their service, and it is a privilege to be able to welcome them home.”

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