The day is here. Laboring around the clock, hundreds of volunteers for Steps 2 Hope are hard at it, working to finish the home for Specialist Andrew Smith, and his wife Tori.Smith stepped on an IED on patrol in Afghanistan in March of 2012. Losing both lower legs, Andrew has gone through multiple surgeries and grueling physical therapy.VOLUNTEER HERE | Steps2Hope website Steps 2 Hope was formed by Mark Wilson after son, David, was badly injured in 2008 when a tornado hit his university campus in Jackson, TN.Wilson knows firsthand how difficult the road to recovery can be for a person recovered from a life-changing injury.Andrew Smith's story spurred Wilson to take action, and Steps 2 Hope was born.RELATED LINK | Donate a US flag for a service member to line the driveway The group, with help from the community, has raised over $200,000 to cover building the Smith's new home in Apison.Country star Luke Bryan even played a special show at Track 29 to help with the fundraising efforts. The ticket sals, which totaled $52,000, went towards the construction costs of the Smith's new home.PREVIOUS STORY | Country star Luke Bryan holds concert for local soldier
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