Foundation Builds Home for Mineral Wells Family

The Prestwood-O'Neal foundations plans to build more homes

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    Dominga Gutierrez, NBCDFW.com
    The Gray family with members of the Prestwood-O'Neal Foundation receiving the keys to their new home.

    Getting a new home is a big deal for anyone, but more so for the Gray family of Mineral Wells, their home was a labor of love.

    Last weekend Samuel, Jeri, Samantha, Maddie and Brandon Gray received the keys to their new home in the 1900 block of Old Millsap Highway in Mineral Wells.

    Volunteers helped build the home using donated supplies.

    "The outcome is that we help individuals and beautify Mineral Wells at the same time, which benefits everyone. How can the residents of Mineral Wells not want to get behind that?" said Rhett Warren of the Prestwood-O'Neal Foundation.

    The Gray home is the second for the foundation, which seeks out families who have fallen on hard times, whether the hard times come from losing their home in a fire  or    fighting a financial battle because of job loss or long-term illness.

    All of the homes are approximately 1500 square feet and are made of brick and come with most amenities.

    The Prestwood part of the foundation name comes from Chad Prestwood, who started the foundation to honor his father after he passed away.

    Scott O'Neal partnered with Prestwood adding his name to the project in memory of his mother.

    The foundation hopes to build in different neighborhoods in the future.

    Jeri Gray says she plans on giving back and will contribute her time to future projects of the foundation.   

    Mineral Wells is located 50 miles west of Fort Worth.