BAKER — home developer Randy Wise Homes and United Bank have pledged to donate proceeds from the sale of a Mill Creek Farms residence to both the Taylor Haugen Foundation and the Special Forces Association,
Chapter VII to give back to the community and to honor the memory of a special young person, the military and their families.

The groundbreaking ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. March 6 at Mill Creek Farms, 1468 Mill Creek Drive, Baker. The event will showcase the plans to provide the proceeds to the Taylor Haugen Foundation and the Speical Forces Association, Chapter VII following the sale of the Baker residence.

Constructed according to the Live Oak II floorplan, the home will feature four bedrooms, three baths and 2,618 square feet.

"The groundbreaking heralds the rise of another Southern-style brick bungalow home in the rich, wooded area of Mill Creek Farms, where small-scale gardening, large 2/3 plus acre homesites, and a rural setting are enticing new home buyers. The development has earned industry recognition for high architectural standards and sets itself apart for conservation and energy reduction with its eco-friendly homes and landscaping," according to a RWH media release.

"Randy Wise Homes, Inc. has been a leading builder in Northwest Florida for 40 years. The company’s mission to offer "excellence in the construction industry with a strong ethical code that honors Godly principles in all aspects of life" is the basis for the donation to both foundations," the release stated.

The Taylor Haugen Foundation was created to honor the memory of the 15-year-old Niceville High School student who passed away after an injury sustained during a football game in 2008. In spirit of Taylor’s extraordinary character, the foundation's mission is to provide support and recognition to faith-based, athletic students and community organizations through awards, scholarships and funding. The foundation serves to recognize the following attributes and character traits: Christian faith, athletics, community service, academics and leadership.

The Special Forces Association, Chapter VII exists to support the soldiers and families of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) “Green Berets.” The chapter assists the "Green Berets" in time of need with Wounded Warrior Support, memorial support for fallen heroes, financial grants to soldiers and families of the unit in times of catastrophic life-changing events. They also provide welcome home parties for those who are constantly deployed throughout the world on sensitive missions, and scholarship funds dedicated specifically to 7th Special Forces Group children.

Visit www.taylorhaugen.org or call 850-842-9093 for more information on the Taylor Haugen Foundation.

Visit www.sfa7.com or call 850-217-9371 to learn more about The Special Forces Association, Chapter VII.