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West Texas Hero Homes

Together Again

West Texas Hero Homes

The West Texas Home Builders Association is proud to partner with West Texas Hero Homes, Inc. for this year's Parade of Homes.  This year's parade features West Texas Hero Home's 10th house built in honor of Jason Lilley and his family. 

In 2010, the West Texas Home Builders Association (WTHBA) was moved by a presentation by Operation Finally Home at a Texas Association of Builder’s Sunbelt Builders Show to build a home for a wounded veteran in Lubbock. The WTHBA received donated materials and a lot from the McDougal Company within a month. The home was showcased in the 2011 Parade of Homes and received a lot of community support, leading to the creation of a new charity called West Texas Hero Homes, Inc.West Texas Hero Homes is a non-profit organization that provides homes for military and first responder families in Lubbock, Texas. Since then, West Texas Hero Homes partners with members of the community and WTHBA to build and provide mortgage free homes. Every dollar donated goes directly into building the next home.

The Mission of West Texas Hero Homes: To take care of our returning military and first responders who have sacrificed so much for our freedom by providing mortgage-free homes to disabled heroes and their families in West Texas

Meet the Lilley Family

In early 2001, Lilley enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Just months into his service, he watched the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America helplessly, knowing he would soon be called to combat to serve his nation. Despite the circumstances, he felt prideful that he would be given the opportunity to fight for justice and help others. After a deployment to Iraq in 2003, Lilley was immediately redeployed with his unit to Okinawa, Japan. While running a physical fitness test Lilley heard a loud and abrupt ‘pop’ in his knee and knew something was wrong. In seeking medical help for the injury, Lilley endured 25 separate operations, including five complete knee replacements, which ultimately ended his military career after he was forced to medically separate from active duty in January 2007. 


For his fearless service, Lilley received a Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and a Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Service Medal, among other accolades.

After the failed knee surgeries, and a shoulder injury that resulted in unemployment. Lilley spent the last five years hoping to have his leg amputated so he could move on and get back to providing for his family. Lilley underwent amputation surgery in September. Although he knows there’s a long journey ahead, he’s excited to be able to spend time with his family pain-free. Operation FINALLY HOME along with a local builder are thrilled to provide the Lilley family with a custom-built, mortgage-free home in Lubbock, Texas.

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About the Lilley Home

617 E. 15th St. Wolfforth, TX 79382

West Texas Hero Homes is proud to present the 11th mortgage-free home, built for U.S. Marine Corps Sargent Jason Lilley as part of this year’s Parade of Homes. The home was a joint effort by WTHBA’s Past President David Jordan of David Jordan Homes and current President Tyson Reed of Apex Construction. The home was built exclusively by members of the West Texas Home Builders Associaiton and is the perfect combination of industry artists, talented craftsman, and the generous hearts of all those who have given to the nonprofit organization. We are excited to welcome Jason Lilely and his family to their new home in the Overlook Subdivision.

West Texas Hero Homes could not meet its mission without the work of the membership of the
West Texas Home Builders Associaiton, our corporate partners, and the many donors who joined us in this effort.
Thank you. 

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