ORANGE, CA—Budget Blinds, a custom window covering franchise and Home Franchise Concepts brand, has partnered with national non-profit, Homes for Our Troops, to provide specially adapted, mortgage-free homes for severely injured Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through this partnership, Budget Blinds will provide window coverings in ten homes across the country between November 1 and December 31, 2014, and in every HFOT home over the next three years. The homes built for these Veterans will help to restore the freedom and independence that they sacrificed while serving our nation and enables them to focus on family, recovery and re-building their lives.
Budget Blinds would like to thank its manufacturing partner Springs Window Fashions for donating the window treatments that will add beauty, convenience and energy efficiency to these homes for many years to come.
Cities in which these specially adapted homes are being built in 2014 include:
- Hopkinton, NH
- Hillsboro, Oreg.
- Murrieta, Calif.
- Mesa, Ariz.
- Yacaipa, Calif.
- Somerville, Tenn.
- McLendon-Chisholm, TX
- Marysville, Ohio
- Dandridge, Tenn.
- Polson, Mont.
“At Home Franchise Concepts we share a strong commitment to supporting Veterans who have served our country. Many of our founders have personal connections to the U.S. Armed Forces as do a number of our franchisees across the country,” says Chad Hallock, Chief Executive Officer of Homes Franchise Concepts. “It is our hope that the synergies between Budget Blinds and Homes for Our Troops will continue to honor returning Veterans for 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.”
The partnership with Homes for Our Troops comes about a year after Home Franchise Concepts developed a program called the Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE), which is a commitment to providing $1M in discounts to U.S. Veterans interested in purchasing one of the company’s franchise brands. MDFE helps veterans achieve the American dream of independent ownership. Since the inception of MDFE, Home Franchise Concepts has given more than $600,000 in discounts.
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 suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed 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