Progress is being made on the new home being built for U.S. Army veteran Staff Sergeant Philip Blackmon and his family. Blackmon was wounded during his time in the service.
Back in June, RE/MAX One Beaumont partnered with the Texas Sentinels Foundation to build a new home in Lumberton for the Blackmon family. The home will be free of mortgage and debt as well as ADA-compliant and fully furnished.
The fundraising for this special project has been ongoing and included the Salute to Shoot 2017 sporting clay benefit, and most recently, Operation Bingo that took place on Wednesday, November 1 at Madison’s in Beaumont.
Reserved seating for the event sold out and Madison’s was filled with bingo players. In addition to bingo, there were silent and live auctions for prizes such as a hunting trip, a stay at a beach house, and many more coveted prizes.
Amanda Cobb with RE/MAX One Beaumont has been organizing the fundraising efforts and said they exceeded their goal of raising $15,000 and at final count, raised a little over $20,000.
Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey in the Lumberton area, the progress on the house has been delayed and they expect it to be complete by July 4.
Learn more by visiting the RE/MAX ONE Hometeam 2017 page on Facebook and donations can be accepted at www.texassentinels.org.