Nissan has joined forces with the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity to build a brand-new home in the Dallas area for Specialist Brenda Lopez, who previously served with the 360th Brigade in Iraq during 2008 and 2009 and is a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal. Today, Specialist Lopez serves in the Reserves, attends Mountain View Community College, works as an office cashier in a home improvement store, and is mother to two preschool-aged children.
The home’s construction was first announced in conjunction with Nissan’s “With Dad” Super Bowl commercial, which also included a $1 million contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity. The construction site has already broken ground, where Habitat for Humanity volunteers, Wounded Warrior Project Alumni, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. employees, and Specialist Lopez and her dad will all lend a helping hand to build the new home.
“We are grateful to Nissan for their commitment to help families realize their dream of home ownership,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, Habitat for Humanity International deputy director Corporate, Foundation & Institutional Relations in a statement. “We were honored to be part of the Nissan Super Bowl campaign and to be building with the Wounded Warrior volunteers.”
Nissan’s Support of the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity along with its commitment to continue to help families in attaining homeownership is something we are incredibly proud of here at Lewis Nissan.
“While the ‘With Dad’ commercial follows the struggles of a hardworking and resilient family striving for togetherness over the years, we recognize the even stronger resilience of injured service members in returning to health in body and mind,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations US, Nissan North America.