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  • By Olivia Burton, Kentucky National Guard Family Programs LEXINGTON, Ky. — On a cold January day in Lexington, a Kentucky veteran and his family felt nothing but warmth as they stepped into their brand new home. Staff Sgt. Cade Shackelford with his girlfriend Erin Diaz and their 7-month-old daughter Isabella were chosen for the “Home for a Veteran” building project. Spearheading the effort was Home Builders Care, a non-profit arm of the Home Builders Association of Lexington. With immense community support, donated labor and materials, a veteran and his family earned the low-mortgage home to honor his service to the United […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen recipient of new home

    By Olivia Burton, Kentucky National Guard Family Programs LEXINGTON, Ky. — On a cold January day in Lexington, a Kentucky veteran and his family felt nothing but warmth as they stepped into their brand new home. Staff Sgt. Cade Shackelford with his girlfriend Erin Diaz and their 7-month-old daughter Isabella were chosen for the “Home for a Veteran” building project. Spearheading the effort was Home Builders Care, a non-profit arm of the Home Builders Association of Lexington. With immense community support, donated labor and materials, a veteran and his family earned the low-mortgage home to honor his service to the United […]

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  • By Olivia Burton, Kentucky National Guard Family Programs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Over the past several years, Home Builders Care, in partnership with Members of the Home Builders Association of Lexington have collected toys, bicycles, clothing, musical instruments and gift cards that have been distributed to more than 650 Kentucky Guard families. Operation Military Cheer has become a momentous occasion for the local community and military families needing a little help around the holiday season. This year was no exception. “In 2011, we started a non-profit here at the Home Builders Association called Home Builders Care. Our involvement in Operation Military Cheer […]

    Building a brighter Christmas

    By Olivia Burton, Kentucky National Guard Family Programs FRANKFORT, Ky. — Over the past several years, Home Builders Care, in partnership with Members of the Home Builders Association of Lexington have collected toys, bicycles, clothing, musical instruments and gift cards that have been distributed to more than 650 Kentucky Guard families. Operation Military Cheer has become a momentous occasion for the local community and military families needing a little help around the holiday season. This year was no exception. “In 2011, we started a non-profit here at the Home Builders Association called Home Builders Care. Our involvement in Operation Military Cheer […]

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  • Program will provide gifts for 454 kids in 168 families Story courtesy The State Journal http://state-journal.com/ By Kevin Wheatley, Published: December 18, 2013 (Editor’s note: This story has updated numbers of children and families supported by the program) FRANKFORT, Ky. — A sign outside a room at the Boone National Guard Center stocked with toys intended for underprivileged military families lets visitors know they’re stepping into the North Pole. The nondescript room might as well be Santa’s workshop during the holidays as Kentucky National Guard staff sort through gifts, some of which will be the only presents nestled beneath the […]

    Making Christmas merry for military families in need

    Program will provide gifts for 454 kids in 168 families Story courtesy The State Journal http://state-journal.com/ By Kevin Wheatley, Published: December 18, 2013 (Editor’s note: This story has updated numbers of children and families supported by the program) FRANKFORT, Ky. — A sign outside a room at the Boone National Guard Center stocked with toys intended for underprivileged military families lets visitors know they’re stepping into the North Pole. The nondescript room might as well be Santa’s workshop during the holidays as Kentucky National Guard staff sort through gifts, some of which will be the only presents nestled beneath the […]

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