850 volunteers needed to build local soldier's home - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Team Andrew: 850 volunteers needed to build local soldier's home

Posted: Updated:
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

The local non-profit Steps2Hope is putting out the call for volunteers to help build a wounded warrior his dream home.

Preparations for the week-long build are under way, and your help is needed ensure the success of the building process.

TO VOLUNTEER FOR TEAM ANDREW | Steps 2 Hope

Channel 3 introduced you to Specialist Andrew Smith, and his wife Tori, more than a year ago.

Andrew stepped on an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan in March of last year.

RELATED LINK | Donate a US flag in the name of a service member to line the driveway

He's endured many surgeries and months of intense physical therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

He's expected to be released this fall, so he and Tori can return home.

Steps2Hope has raised more than $200,000 to fund the building of Andrew and Tori's home.

Monday afternoon, a pep rally was held at the convention center to gather volunteers.

Local contractors began prepping the site last week and poured the foundation.

The build will officially begin next Thursday, June 27.

The goal is to have it finished in just a week. But that is going to take hundreds of volunteers.

You don't have to be skilled in construction. People of all talents are needed.

RELATED STORY | Channel 3's Team Andrew special section

  • NewsMore>>

  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:59:11 GMT
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.More
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.More
  • Skillern wraps up 33-year political career

    Skillern wraps up 33-year political career

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:44:44 GMT
    Fred SkillernFred Skillern
    Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern was saluted by his colleagues at his final Commission meeting on Wednesday. Skillern, who has represented District 1 for the past thirteen years, was defeated by Randy Fairbanks in his bid for re-election in May. Prior to his service on the Commission, Skillern was a county School Board member for twenty years.Skillern thanked county employees and his colleagues, saying his time on the Commission was "a breeze" compared to the School Board. Long know...More
    Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern was saluted by his colleagues at his final Commission meeting on Wednesday. Skillern, who has represented District 1 for the past thirteen years, was defeated by Randy Fairbanks in his bid for re-election in May. Prior to his service on the Commission, Skillern was a county School Board member for twenty years.Skillern thanked county employees and his colleagues, saying his time on the Commission was "a breeze" compared to the School Board. Long know...More
  • GM to produce Cadillac SRX at Spring Hill plant

    GM to produce Cadillac SRX at Spring Hill plant

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:22:25 GMT
    General Motors announced on Wednesday morning that the company will be producing the next-generation Cadillac SRX at the plant in Spring Hill.More
    General Motors announced on Wednesday morning that the company will be producing the next-generation Cadillac SRX at the plant in Spring Hill.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.