TEXAS TECH PARTNERS WITH WTHBA FOR LUBBOCK HOMES FOR HEROES|
Lubbock Homes for Heroes Project
Nov. 12, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas -
The Texas Tech Athletics Department has entered into an agreement with the West Texas Home Builders Association (WTHBA) and its local charitable organization, Lubbock Homes for Heroes, to construct a home for a worthy local hero, Louis Flores, as an extension of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Flores, who enlisted with the Army on April 1, 2003, was inspired to join the military by his father and several uncles who previously served. After being deployed to Mosul, Iraq, from August 2005 through July 2006, he was exposed to multiple improvised explosive devices during his tour and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder upon his return. Born in Lubbock and raised in Plainview, Texas, Louis is currently a junior at Texas Tech University majoring in exercise and sports science. He hopes to attend physical therapy school and plans to pursue a master's degree in athletic training.
Lubbock Homes for Heroes, which was founded by members of the WTHBA, presented a mortgage free home to a worthy hero after last year's Under Armour Wounded Warrior Game and the group has continued this effort. The athletics department, its student-athletes, coaches and staff, will join in the effort from January until June in helping to raise money and awareness about the project, will assist in building the home and then will help staff the Parade of Homes local event in June where the house will be showcased.