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U.S. Army Sergeant Roland Sengstock and his family joined representatives from Operation FINALLY HOME, Century Communities, The Howard Hughes Corporation®, Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) and the Houston Texans, Tuesday (August 13), to celebrate the dedication of their new mortgage-free home in The Woodlands Hills®. It was the 165th home dedication for deserving veterans through Operation FINALLY HOME.

The Woodlands Hills community, joined by Houston Texans cheerleaders and representatives from the Patriot Guard Riders, gathered to welcome Roland and his family to their new home. The special dedication ceremony included comments from members of the build team, Houston Texans ambassador Steve McKinney and the Sengstock family.

“It’s such a blessing to see communities come together to give back to our nation’s heroes,” said Dan Wallrath, Operation FINALLY HOME founder. “We’re honored to welcome Sergeant Sengstock and his family to their new home.”

“Roland, we are here today to celebrate you and your families’ service and sacrifice to our country,” commented Heath Melton, Senior Vice President, Master Planned Communities Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation, at the dedication.

Melton gave a special thanks to Anne, the wife of U.S. Army Sergeant Roland Sengstock. “Anne, when Roland deployed, you were his rock, his courage and his motivation. You took on the roll of mom and dad. You “manned the fort” and provided strength…Anne, Roland and the Sengstock family, today we celebrate you…Welcome to The Woodlands Hills. Welcome to your new home!”

Following a ribbon cutting, the Sengstock family received the keys and toured their completed home for the first time. The family was also surprised to see a fully stocked pantry thanks to donations from the build team and community. Roland expressed his gratitude for the generosity of all who made this project possible.

“I feel so blessed to have the support of these selfless organizations,” said Roland. “I will never be able to fully express my gratitude. Thank you to everyone who has made this day happen.”

In December 2018, the Sengstocks were surprised with the news they were receiving a custom-built, mortgage-free home during a Houston Texans game. Fans participated in “The Last Fan Standing” contest where everyone in the stadium was asked to stand in order to win prizes. Ultimately, Roland was the last one standing and was asked to come down to the field to learn what he had won. During the third quarter, he and his family were on the field when his Mystery Prize was revealed – a custom-built, mortgage-free home from Operation FINALLY HOME! (See video here.)