Unveiling a New Home for Combat Wounded Veteran and His Family

MURRIETA, CA—Budget Blinds, a custom window coverings franchise, has partnered with national non-profit, Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), to provide the window coverings for a specially adapted, mortgage-free home that has been built for Marine Corporal Carlos Garcia and his family. The Murrieta home was designed to restore the freedom and independence that Marine Corporal Garcia sacrificed while serving our nation and to enable him to focus on family and recovery.

A key ceremony will take place at the completed home, located at 28400 Mary Place, Murrieta, Calif. at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16 where Corporal Garcia and his family will receive the keys to their new home. This home marks a special milestone for the Budget Blinds as it launches its official partnership with HFOT through a signing ceremony during the home’s big reveal. Co-Founder of Budget Blinds, Todd Jackson, along with additional members of the corporate team, will be in attendance to welcome Garcia and his family into their new home.

As a part of the national partnership, Budget Blinds will provide window coverings in every specially adapted home built by HFOT over the next three years. Budget Blinds along with its manufacturing partner, Springs Window Fashions, will raise a total of one million dollars for HFOT through product donations and cash contributions. In May of 2015 Budget Blinds will launch a “Month of Giving Back” sale event where a percentage of proceeds will go directly to this initiative.

“The Budget Blinds organization is extremely honored and inspired by the Homes for Our Troops mission and to help make a difference in the lives of Veterans,” says Todd Jackson, Chief Operating Officer at Home Franchise Concepts.  “We hope Marine Corporal Garcia and his family will enjoy the beauty, convenience and energy efficiency of these new window coverings for many years to come.”

“Homes for Our Troops is fortunate to have the support of patriotic businesses like Budget Blinds to help us in our mission of building specially adapted homes for our nation’s Veterans,” says Major General (USA, Retired) Timothy P. McHale –President/CEO of Homes for Our Troops. “Having partnerships like this is crucial in allowing us to return the gift of freedom and independence that these Heroes fought so bravely to protect.”

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, has a rich history of supporting U.S. military veterans. In 2013, HFC launched an initiative called the Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE), which is a commitment to provide one million dollars in discounts to U.S. Veterans interested in purchasing one of the company’s franchise brands. The MDFE helps Veterans become entrepreneurs and achieve their American dream of independent business ownership. Veterans can begin learning more about this unique opportunity and explore the application process by visiting www.BB4Vets.com or www.TL4Vets.com.

About Budget Blinds
Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and currently boasts over 900 franchise territories serving more than 7,500 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The company offers customers a full line of quality window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds, draperies and window film. It also provides free in-home consultations as well as complete measuring and installation services. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. With a strong vendor alliance program and growing product portfolio, Budget Blinds is the clear franchising leader in the multi-billion dollar window coverings market. For more information on Budget Blinds, visit www.budgetblinds.com or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/budgetblinds. For franchise opportunities, please visit www.budget-blinds-franchise.com.

About Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans are multiple amputees, paraplegic, quadriplegic, or have suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).  These homes restore some of the freedom and independence the Veterans lost defending ours, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and re-building their lives. Since its inception in 2004, over 90 percent of donations to Homes for Our Troops has gone to directly support Veterans. Visit hfotusa.org