Celebrating 80 years strong! 1936-2016
Ft Bend Country Club
Richmond, TX 77469
Homero joined the University Area Rotary Club in 2010. In 2009, he saw the need to have a small home for ill or injured Fire Fighters. His vision was to have a home where Fire Fighters could stay at low cost or free of charge when they traveled to Houston to receive medical or cancer treatment. The idea was to use a portion of his retirement funds to buy a used 3 bedroom wood-frame home and fix it up and to make it ADA compliance. He mentioned his idea to Art Bautista, past President of his Rotary Club. Art immediately said: "We are going to make it happen, but if we put our name on a building is not going to be a wood-frame home. It has to be a building." From there, the idea was presented to his Rotary Club and now, with the help of his fellow Rotarians, Captain Ponce's dream of the Fire Fighters Rotary Home moved from being a dream to becoming a reality.