CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas– In celebration of our heroes and their families, Bobo’s is pleased to announce their partnership with Operation FINALLY HOME and H-E-B, and their contribution to the construction of a new home for a local Corpus Christi veteran, U.S. Army Sgt Julio Martinez. Through the launch of the brand’s Chocolate Chip “Hero Bar”, the Boulder-based company hopes to provide a safe and comfortable home for the Martinez family, as well as inspire conversation around the difficulties veterans and their families face when returning home after active duty.
Realizing the challenges faced by those returning from active duty or transitioning into civilian life, Operation FINALLY HOME provides and constructs mortgage-free homes and home modifications for service members and their families after they have become wounded, ill, or injured during service. The organization has more than 250 homes completed or in planning stage for America’s heroes or their widows, bringing together builders, remodelers, developers, corporations and volunteers to honor those who have sacrificed while wearing the uniform.
The local build is for Julio Martinez, a father of three, who was injured during a live fire mission in 2017. Julio joined the army in 2012, graduating as a private first class, before beginning his career and receiving three Army Commendation Medals, an Army Good Conduct Medal and a National Defense Service Medal. In honor of his service, Bobo’s feels privileged to help sponsor the construction of a custom home for Julio and his family.
On November 10 through November 12, Bobo’s is inviting everyone to join them in supporting the Martinez family with an online bake sale at eatbobos.com. 100% of all online sales of the ‘Hero Bar’ will be donated directly to Julio, his wife and their three children.
“At Bobo’s, we are committed to ‘bringing people home’ and ensuring everyone is treated as family. Our team believes that there is no better way to do this than through wholesome, hand baked treats that remind you of those your mother used to make,” said TJ McIntyre, CEO of Bobo’s. “We hope that through the sale of our ‘HERO bar,’ we are able to help provide the Martinez family with their forever home. We are honored to partner with Operation FINALLY HOME in support of Julio, and we thank him for his service and welcome him to our Bobo’s family.”
“We are grateful for Bobo’s support of Operation FINALLY HOME and the Martinez project in Corpus Christi. We wouldn’t be able to honor our heroes with homes without the help of our builders, sponsors and the community coming together,” said Rusty Carroll, executive director of Operation FINALLY HOME. “And, having these hand baked treats from Bobo’s is a wonderful way to remind us all of home.”
Bobo’s limited-edition “Hero Bar” can be purchased online at eatbobos.com in six-bar boxes that retail for $14.95. For every box sold through the remainder of the year, Bobo’s will donate 100% of proceeds back to Operation FINALLY HOME.
BOBO’s has been making people everywhere feel like family with fresh-baked, wholesome and handmade snacks and handmade oat bars since 2003 when BOBO and her mother decided to do some baking in their Boulder, CO kitchen. Years later, every love-filled BOBO’s treat is still made the old-fashioned way; in the same small batches and the same pans. With 16 delicious flavors of BOBO’s 3oz bars, six flavors of 1.3 ounce oat bites, four 2.5 oz. nut-butter filled bars, and four 2.5 oz toaster pastries; every healthy BOBO’s treat is still 100% gluten free, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO certified. BOBO’s can be found in natural and conventional grocers around the country or learn more about how we bake like you are family at eatbobos.com.
About Operation Finally Home
Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide homes and home modifications to America’s military Heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help these Heroes and their families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a place to call home. For more information about Operation FINALLY HOME, visit OperationFINALLYHOME.org.