The local community recently gathered at the homesite of U.S. Army Sergeant Roland Sengstock and his family to write inspirational words of support and encouragement on the studs of their unfinished home in The Woodlands Hills. The messages will remain as drywall is installed, so the family will feel the support of their community each time they enter their home.
Operation FINALLY HOME along with The Howard Hughes Corporation, Century Communities, Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) and the Houston Texans have partnered to build the mortgage-free home for the military veteran and his family. Roland and his family were on hand to read the Notes of Love left by their new community.
Howard Hughes donated the homesite in The Woodlands Hills while Century Communities is building the home.
“We’re humbled and honored to partner with so many supporters to build this home for the Sengstock family,” said Heath Melton, Senior Vice-President, MPC Residential. “Roland is a true representation of patriotism and selflessness, and we’re ecstatic to welcome him to The Woodland Hills, our newest community.”
While deployed to Iraq, Roland took on Quick Reaction Force (QRF) duties. His unit became the most movable unit in a war zone since the Vietnam war, and he spent his deployment searching Iraq in pursuit of combat. He experienced trauma when a 500-pound bomb knocked him unconscious and a helicopter crashed in a nearby camp. Roland was redeployed in 2007 to Kunar Province in Afghanistan, stationed in “the worst place on earth,” coined by TIME Magazine for its notoriety as “IED Road.” During this deployment, Roland experienced countless firefights and gruesome missions resulting in combat stress.