Smiles Charity, Shadywood Custom Homes and Operation Finally Home will break ground on the new home of Sgt. Andrew Litz in honor of his dedication and service to his country.

Sgt. Litz sustained a traumatic head injury in Iraq in 2005 but fought a valiant battle to return as an officer in the Dallas Police Department. The debilitating effects of the head trauma continued to mount until he was no longer able to serve with the DPD.

In 2012, Smiles Charity raised $115,000 to go directly towards the building of a mortgage-free home for Sgt. Litz.  In partnership with Operation Finally Home and Shadywood Custom Homes, Smiles Charity proudly announces a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at 1909 Running Deer Lane in Gunter.

About Smiles Charity

Smiles Charity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2008 to help build homes for local families in need, with current housing projects for wounded veterans. The results are tangible: Six homes have been built and another home will be started in 2012. Its mission is to bring the community together to change the world one home, one family at a time. For more information about Smiles Charity its mission, and its beneficiaries, visit their website at smilescharity.org. Build a Home, Create a Smile.