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Home Builders Association of Lexington donating home to disabled vet, family for Veterans Day

The future home of Kenyata Johnson and his daughters, shown during the building process. It will be presented to the family on Veterans Day.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2012) — Home Builders Care, the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Lexington, will dedicate a new home for a disabled veteran in the Equestrian View neighborhood on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12.

Working in partnership with community volunteers and HBA members, Home Builders Care built a home for Kenyata Johnson and his twin daughters. A press conference will be conducted at 10 a.m. at the home, located at 401 Cunningham Lane.

“This brings our Home Builders Care project full circle,” said Todd Johnson, HBAL executive director. “We announced the start of the building project last year on Veterans Day and this year, we are excited to dedicate the home to the Johnson family.”

Kenyata Johnson is a disabled veteran who served in the Marines through two hardship tours and several humanitarian tours. He is pursuing a degree in vocational counseling and his goal is to work for the VA to help counsel returning veterans on their next step toward college or career.

“We partnered with the Lexington Housing Authority and have been working with them in the revitalization of the East End through the Hope VI Grant, specifically with the building of the new community there know as Equestrian View,” Todd Johnson said. “The Housing Authority and their Board of Directors supported this project and allowed us to secure a lot in Equestrian View on which the home was built.”

“The response was great from HBA members for donations of time, services and products for this project,” he said. “Home Builders Care will continue to support our local veterans, as well as helping those who are in need through a variety of different charitable projects in the coming year.”

For more information, visit HBALexington.com.