52,194 – The number of U.S. troops wounded in action (WIA) as of August 26, 2014, according to the Department of Defense. Operation Finally Home is dedicated to helping some of these brave soldiers by providing custom, mortgage free homes to these wounded soldiers. For the first time ever in Colorado one of these homes will be in Stapleton’s Willow Park East neighborhood, thanks to long time Stapleton builder Wonderland Homes.
Surprised at a Colorado Avalanche hockey game in March 2015 Sgt Marco Dominguez and his family learned that they would be the residents and proud owners of a new Expression’s Collection by Wonderland Homes. Dominguez served on two deployments to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom was from July 2004 to 2005 and again in June 2006. During his second deployment to Baghdad, Dominquez and his unit were responsible for improving Iraqi police operations. During that time, he was injured in an attack that was initiated when an explosively formed penetrator (EFP) struck his military truck. As a result of his bravery in service, he has been honored with numerous awards including two Purple Hearts, five Army Achievement medals and three Army Good Conduct medals.
Wonderland Homes is honored and humbled to partner with Operation Finally Home to build a new home for Sgt Dominguez and his family. “I felt it was something that we should do. I’m a veteran,” Mike Hart, Wonderland Homes co-owner, said to 9news back in March. “I just have a spot in my heart for veterans.” Wonderland Homes is modifying the home to work with the family including a main floor master, adding extra clearance and providing a finished ‘man-cave’ in the basement. In April Wonderland took a break in building to write some well wishes to the family and invited contractors and neighbors to do the same. The family flew in to see the progress on the house and was surprised with the messages.
As the building continues, Wonderland Homes and Operation Finally Home could use help from donations. All donations go toward providing the Dominguez family a mortgage free home. Stapleton is so proud to be the first to provide an Operation Finally Home in the state of Colorado. Welcome to the neighborhood Dominguez Family!