Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Champion Homes, Craftsman and Ty Pennington Team Up for Vets

Champion Home Builders, a leading producer of modular homes, manufactured homes and buildings for government and commercial applications, was chosen to partner with Craftsman, a division of Sears Holdings, as well as NextGen Home, Bank of America and nonprofit organizations, Rebuilding Together and Heroes at Home to build a home for one of our nation's most deserving military veterans at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

As part of the House United project, TV personality, Ty Pennington, will lead the charge to complete one half of a NextGen edition of a Champion home during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, August 28 and the other half of the home during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, September 3. Candidates, delegates, elected officials and their staff, convention attendees, community members and media in both locations are invited to literally swing a hammer, nail 2x4s and paint walls alongside Pennington during the events.

"Champion is very proud to be a part of this incredible partnership and program," said Jack Lawless, CEO, Champion Home Builders. "Our military veterans and their families are some of the most deserving people in our nation. With each deployment and assignment, they give up a part of their life for our freedom and way of life. Being a part of the House United project and having the opportunity to donate a beautiful home to one of these families is an incredible honor for Champion and our affiliated retailers across the country."

Both halves of the modular home were constructed at a Champion facility located in Salisbury, N.C., which builds the Carolina Building Solutions brand. After the construction is completed on the two halves during the conventions, they will be "united" when they are delivered and installed on a lot in Charlotte in the Belmont neighborhood in October. The completed home will then be donated to a deserving military veteran.

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