FALLBROOK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For Budget Blinds, the July 15 presentation of a specially adapted custom home to retired Marine Private First Class Isaac Blunt of Fallbrook by Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) holds an even deeper meaning.
A three-year partner of HFOT that has provided custom window coverings including measurement and installation to nearly 100 specially adapted homes for Veterans, Budget Blinds will be using the July 15 Key Ceremony to make its annual $50,000 award to help HFOT rebuild Veteran lives. In all, Budget Blinds has awarded HFOT $150,000 in cash as part of a three-year partnership that also includes product donations and professional services.
“HFC has always been about providing a home – both for our franchisees in the home goods and services space, and their customers,” said HFC CEO Shirin Behzadi. “As part of this mission, we’re honored to support HFOT’s critical work to provide specially adapted custom homes for Veterans severely injured in the line of duty.”
According to Behzad, Budget Blinds franchisees have raised an additional $90,000 on their own during the past three years.
“Private First Class Blunt has an extraordinary story to tell about his deployment with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, in Afghanistan – and we’re privileged to share this special day with him and his family.”
The Key Ceremony for Marine Private First Class Isaac Blunt is on July 15, at 10am, and is open to the public. Visitors are asked to park in the overflow lot at Christ the King Church at 1620 Stage Coach Lane in Fallbrook for round-trip shuttles to the home site beginning at 9am.
Springs Window Fashions partners with HFC to provide window coverings to HFOT homes and will be participating on July 15.
HFC’s sponsorship of HFOT is part of the franchisor’s long-term support for Veterans’ programs that also includes Wounded Warriors Canada, Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover on Lifetime® Television, NBC’s George to the Rescue and the HFC Million Dollar Franchise Event which awarded more than $1 million in initial franchise fee discounts to former servicemen and servicewomen in 2014.
On July 19, Budget Blinds is presenting $15,000 to Wounded Warriors Canada.
Earlier this year, HFC launched HFC’s There’s No Place Like Home™ Veteran Partnership and Giveaway, which asks HFC franchisees and partners to nominate a deserving former U.S. or Canadian military Veteran to be considered to receive a Budget Blinds, Tailored Living or Concrete Craft franchise territory plus two weeks of business-development training and up to $100,000 in operating capital*.
*HFC also established a GoFundMe site to allow the public to donate toward a $50,000 working capital goal. HFC will match donations to the GoFundMe site up to $50,000. For details, go to http://homefranchiseconcepts.com/veterans-partnerships/
Thanks to these and ongoing discount programs, HFC has introduced hundreds of Veterans to business ownership to the point that Veterans now represent a sizeable percentage of the company’s more than 1,340 franchise territories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About Home Franchise Concepts
Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is the top-selling family of direct-to-consumer brands in the home-related goods and services space, one of the world’s largest franchise businesses and a recognized leader in franchisee-franchisor relationships. HFC’s three brands, Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft® are consistently rated among the highest in their categories and are supported by 1,340 franchisees in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Through a proven track record, the best consumer warranties in the business, continually high customer and franchisee satisfaction scores and a low cost of entry for franchisees, the Orange, California, company provides would-be entrepreneurs the opportunity to plan their own futures and control their own lives.
For information on Home Franchise Concepts’ franchise opportunities, 2017 programs and other initiatives, go to http://homefranchiseconcepts.com/.