A Madison County couple is enjoying a brand new addition to their back yard, all because of volunteers on a mission to help disabled veterans.
For two days, Team Depot worked hard at a home in Gurley. They took care of several items at the home of Brenda and James Jester, including building a back deck and wheelchair ramp. The two are veterans of Desert Storm.
“This is our way of touching them, so it’s an honor for us to be here,” said Jesse Sawyer, Team Depot District Coordinator.
The group of approximately 50 volunteers is made up of Home Depot employees from eight stores in the Tennessee Valley. Sawyer says they’ve made good use of their two-day time frame.
“We actually painted the trailer, interior, we got some other minor fixes going on,” said Sawyer. “Some windows had to be replaced in the trailer.”
Home Depot supplied the tools, materials and labor at no cost. The Jesters didn’t lift a finger, but insisted on feeding the workers.
“The only thing we’ve done is feed everybody,” said Brenda Jester. “Hamburger and hot dog appreciation.”
Jester says it’s a dream come true.
“It will be great, my husband will be able to access the back yard and things like that without having to go all the way around,” said Jester. “We’ll be able to spend more family time together.”
The Jesters say they’ve needed the work done at their home for some time.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 linked the Jesters with Team Depot.