Are contributions tax-deductible?
Yes. Donations on this website are made to the Operation Coming Home Foundation, 501c3 tax exempt entity.
What veterans are eligible for a Hero's Home?
Any severely wounded Veteran from a recent Middle Eastern war and interested in living in the Triangle area is a candidate for a Hero's Home. If you know of a deserving candidate, please contact us.
What is Operation: Coming Home?
Operation: Coming Home (O:CH) is a partnership between members of the Triangle Veterans Association (TVA) and the Home Builders Association of Raleigh/Wake County. Made up of Veterans and non-Veterans, this team is honoring the sacrifices of the severely wounded Veterans of recent Middle Eastern Wars by building custom homes for them, at no charge.
What is TVA / Triangle Veterans Association?
Triangle Veterans Association (TVA) is a group of service Veterans (all ranks, branches, service components) that are working in the field of real estate and construction in the "Research Triangle" area of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill).
The TVA mission is threefold:
Camaraderie: Meet and enjoy fellowship with other veterans.
Career Enhancement: Share best practices and contacts, to improve business acumen and network.
Continued Service: Apply our leadership and business talents to serve the Triangle's recently disabled veterans; specifically, we work to provide free homes to severely wounded Veterans of recent Middle Eastern wars.
History of TVA
TVA (formerly TREACV) was founded on Veteran's Day 2006, by several members of the Triangle's real estate and construction community. They believed in three principles:
They are proud to have served their country in uniform.
They feel their civilian professions are honorable and contribute greatly to the Triangle's quality of life.
They are willing to continue serving their community, country and fellow veterans when a need arises.
How is the veteran selected for a Hero's Home?
A selection committee made up of most board members will interview several candidates through a thorough but pleasant interview process. Once the board decides that a person should be a recipient of a home.
Can I contribute; time, money, materials?
Anyone can contribute, including veterans and non-veterans, individuals and companies.
How does the ownership work?
The home is given free of any upfront charge. However, ownership is "vested" over a five year period. Once the initial five year period has expired the Veteran can sell the home. We are asking that the Veteran offer the home first to another disabled Veteran.