Texas bankers, in partnership with Military Warriors Support Foundation, present home and provide sponsorship to wounded hero

Published 10:37 am Wednesday, May 11, 2016

GRAPEVINE-Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association, donated $20,000 to the Homes4WoundedHeroes program of the Military Warriors Support Foundation toward three years of family and financial mentorship for Retired U. S. Army Specialist Richard Carson, who was injured in 2010 in Afghanistan.

Specialist Carson served over three and a half years in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for eight months, where he sustained combat injuries.

Among his many commendations, Carson received a Purple Heart, Combat Medical Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars and a National Defense Medal.

The presentation was made Thursday, May 5, at the Texas Bankers Association’s 132nd Annual Convention in Grapevine by Dave Lieske, senior director of business development for the Military Warriors Support Foundation, through their Homes4WoundedHeroes program.

John Gavin, Wells Fargo regional president, presented Carson with a ceremonial key to the home, and Texas Bankers Foundation Chairman Patty Steelman and TBA President and CEO Eric Sandberg presented the $20,000 check for the mentorship.

“This is an impressive, national program that was brought to TBA’s attention due to the role the banking industry plays in the program’s success,” said TBA Chairman Ken Burgess. He added that the banking industry is supporting the program through the donation of mortgage-free homes, sponsorship of three years of family and financial mentorship and raising awareness in their communities.

Serving Texas bankers since 1885, the Texas Bankers Association is the largest and oldest state bankers association in the nation.


The Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support for our Nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. Its programs focus on housing and homeownership, employment, as well as recreational activities and travel assistance. For more information on Military Warriors Support Foundation and all of their programs, please visit http://www.MilitaryWarriors.org.