Ozinga is partnering with PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program by donating the concrete and aggregate that will be used to build a mortgage-free home in Yorkville for Retired US Army Sergeant Broderick Richmond and his family.
A Chicago native, Sgt. Richmond joined the Army in 2006 and served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was wounded in Afghanistan in 2008 and is a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Sgt. Richmond was selected as the recipient of the mortgage-free home after he applied through the Military Warriors Support Foundation, a nonprofit charity providing support for the nation’s combat wounded heroes through home donation, academic and employment assistance, and recreational activities.
He and his wife, Terrica, learned about their new mortgage-free home at a surprise groundbreaking ceremony in the Autumn Creek subdivision on October 14, 2016. More than 600 people were in attendance, including Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski, State Representative Stephanie Kifowit, PulteGroup President Greg Salinas, and Andrea Dellinger from the Military Warriors Support Foundation.
The new two-story, 2,600-square-foot home will be built and decorated by PulteGroup’s partners and vendors and is scheduled to be completed in April 2017.