#TeamAndrew: Volunteers say home is the least they can do for vet
It's all hands on deck 24/7 at a home building project in Apison. It's the future home for Tori and Andrew Smith. Andrew was wounded in Afghanistan while on patrol.
"When we heard the news about Andrew we were all just devastated, we joined 'Praying for Andrew' right away," says Kelly Stovall.
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Stovall is a friend of Tori, Andrew's wife. She admires how the couple handed the tragedy and says their courage and strength inspired many strangers to reach out and help.
"It's just crazy to see how much people care and to see that people will come out of their comfort zone, come out of their busy day, their busy schedules to come help," says Stovall.
It's Matthew Thurmond's first day at the build site.
"We've been moving plywood and cleaning up around the area. We're about to lay some siding," says Thurmond.
He may not know the Smith family but says it's the least he could do for Andrew and Tori.
"Since he served us it's nice that we can serve him," Thurmond says.
The handicap accessible home will be ready for Andrew and Tori when they return home from Walter Reed, where Andrew has been undergoing therapy. However, that hasn't stopped them from visiting the site and thanking the volunteers who are give their time.
Steps2Hope is asking for volunteers with general carpentry skills and anyone familiar with sheet rock and installations.