Atlanta, GA – October 12, 2010 | The weather was perfect and the atmosphere festive for the 2010 “Deck for a Soldier®” ribbon cutting ceremony this past Saturday. Members from Atlanta NADRA Chapter, Operation Home Front, and The Associated General Contractors (Georgia Group) were in attendance. Food and drink were plentiful as were the balloons, banners, and American Flags.
Atlanta NADRA Chapter, Operation Home Front, & the Associated General Contractors Members pose with Captain Don Thompson & family in front of their new deck. October 9, 2010
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Harrisburg, PA – August 23, 2010 | Mike Wolgammuth, his wife Melissa their children Allison and Logan were the recipients of a Deck for a Solider® (D4S) build sponsored by the local Pennsylvania Chapter of NADRA.
Melissa had submitted a D4S application to The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) and to her amazement they were chosen! Mike an E-4 Specialist of the 25 Bravo Co., of the 628th Aviation Brigade located in York, PA was so excited “ this is amazing and now I know what it feels like to receive something I’ve always wanted” said the overwhelmed solider. Mike is obviously no stranger to giving as he has been active in the Armed Forces since 2001 giving his time and dedication serving overseas in many key military operations serving to our freedom back here in the USA.
The build took a short amount of time thanks to the volunteer force of key deck building contractors and suppliers involved from the NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter. Spearheading the build was Norm Boel; Knock on Wood Decks of Nazareth, PA along with Mike Beaudry, NADRA Executive VP, Matt Breyer of Breyer Construction, NADRA PA Chapter President, Mike Ebner of Back to Nature Decks, NADRA PA Chapter VP, Bob Lett of Wolf Distribution, NADRA National VP. Decking material donations were made by NADRA Members, Erin Barker of Simpson Strong Tie, John May of Fiberon, John Keller of Sequoia Supply and Erik Flick of Fortress Iron Railing & Fence Systems
Beaudry said “Norm was always in touch with me letting me know when he was going to have all the permits in order and so forth, I can’t give enough thanks to everyone who is here, it was built so quickly and makes the home look beautiful.” The deck build took approximately three days with a barbecue on the last day to kick off the festivities of the new outdoor living space. With their children laughing, the grill smoking and the conversations ongoing, the Wolgammuth’s will now have something to enjoy and reflect on for the rest of the summer and many others to come.
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Union Beach, NJ – November 2009 | Members of the New Jersey chapter of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) recently completed their 2nd annual “Deck for a Soldier®” (D4STM) charity project, continuing a national movement by the association to recognize those who have sacrificed for America. The deck project includes an extensive handicap ramp built for Army SSG Michael Minard. The NADRA chapter worked hand-in-hand with Homes For Our Troops, who are building a home to accommodate SSG Minard, his wife Lynda, and his two daughters, Kayla, 8, and Brooke, 2.
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