The Northeast Region is getting things in order to start a Deck For A Soldier® build in New Jersey. This is a wrap around porch and roof on a home in Bloomingdale, NJ. The soldier was honorably discharged with a severe back injury after serving two tours in Iraq. This Veteran has been commander of VFW and American Legion posts. He has attended over 2000 Veteran funerals. He has a son who is wheelchair bound with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.We will be submitting the permit application in the next week or so. We are asking for labor and material pledges for this project. Following are some of the materials we will need:
Their deck is in bad shape and needs to be replaced. This veteran has done two tours in Iraq and has been commander of VFW and American Legion posts. He has attended over 2000 veteran funerals.
2 – 14″ – 16″ concrete form tubes
24 – bags concrete mix
pressure treated 2″ x 8″ lumber
300 – 320 sq. ft. of composite decking48 – 50 lineal feet of railing,
6 – 8′ post wraps
Fir framing lumber for the roof and ceiling
plywood, felt paper, roof shingles, gutter and leader pipe,
It’s been 10 years since the first D4S build. Time sure does fly by. One of the goals on NADRA’s strategic plan set for 2018, was to create a new logo for the beloved Deck for a Soldier® program.
The new logo was completed ahead of schedule & we couldn’t wait to share it with you.
The best part? A second logo was created for all NADRA members who make a pledge and support the program. An exclusive “Proud Supporter” logo will be available to current members in the coming weeks. The D4S committee will be organizing this project and sending the logos soon. They will be available in color, black and white.
If you haven’t made a pledge, but would like to, you can fill out the form here. It is important for you to fill out this pledge form so your information goes into the Deck for a Soldier® database. For those of you that pledge, please feel free to market the fact that you support NADRA’s Deck for a Soldier® program. This can help you market your products while you help us market this great program. You can also find sponsorship opportunities on the pledge form at the bottom. Monetary pledges are very much needed at this time. Please consider this option when making your pledge. A 2018 Proud Supporter logo will be sent to all members who make a pledge.
Thank you in advance for supporting this great cause that is very near to all of our hearts!
As I sit here typing this, I’m looking out my window. Palm trees and Christmas lights. Gosh, I love Florida this time of year. Our short winter consists of a 68 degree high and 48 degree low cold front. My son is on the back deck screaming “GO AWAY COLD FRONT, GO AWAY! Mom, when will it be summer again?” Kid, you wouldn’t last a day up North. (shaking my head.)
For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Heather. My role with NADRA is everything marketing, communications, programs and events. We are a tight-knit group at NADRA Headquarters. Actually, we are family. Most of my family is located in Pennsylvania, just North of the Philadelphia area. I’m the lucky (or smart) one that lives on the West coast of Florida, in the beautiful, small town of Venice
This time of year is busy for all of you. Between your own family schedules, crazy tradeshow season, and year-end deadlines; it’s not easy getting your attention and planning ahead for 2018 with the Association.
The MOST important thing to us, is YOU. Regardless of our resources or staff size; we need your support, and we need you to take the time to connect with us. Please call us and spend 10 minutes sharing your latest projects, product line, or event. Allow us to walk you through the benefits that come with your membership. Let us show you the new media kit for 2018. I guarantee that a short conversation with someone at HQ, will give you a renewed sense of appreciation for your membership in NADRA.
NADRA is launching an Instagram account in early 2018… so keep your eyes open for that announcement coming soon.
Please keep us in mind as you head into 2018.
We have a rare & genuine care for all of our members. We want to see you grow your business. The best way we can help you, is to make sure you are utilizing all of the available benefits and sharing your news with the industry. Whether you launched a new product and have a press release to share, or you want to share an inspirational story about how you expanded your business from 1 crew to 3 crews and added two more trucks this year. Our members can learn from your achievements… and your mistakes. We all have the same goal here, and that’s helping families play outside… one deck at a time.
If you’re ever in South West Florida, please reach out to me!