H-E-B is profoundly grateful for the selfless sacrifice of America’s military heroes, including those who have sustained injuries protecting our nation’s freedoms. We feel it is our duty to help military service members who have been seriously injured begin a new phase in their lives, removing barriers and making day-to-day activities more accessible so they never feel out of place in their own homes.
To commend and show appreciation, H-E-B and the H-E-B Tournament of Champions have helped build nearly 30 ultra-accessible homes and gifted them, mortgage-free and fully-furnished, to severely wounded veterans and their families.
Since 2013, H-E-B has partnered with organizations such as the Gary Sinise Foundation, Homes for Our Troops and Operation Finally Home to build these life-changing homes across Texas. H-E-B Operation Appreciation and the H-E-B Tournament of Champions have dedicated more than $3.2 million to this ongoing effort to build and furnish these homes.
These homes include dozens of special adaptations such as widened doorways for wheelchair access, a roll-in shower, and kitchen amenities that include pull-down shelving and lowered countertops, which allow for better mobility and provide for safer navigation. For many of these homes, H-E-B works with the family to design the look and feel of the home’s interior, and in each instance our Partners help with the finishing touches so the space is complete before families move in.