The beginning phase is underway in the construction of a home for a local wounded soldier.  

Sergeant Jason Smith, a Ringgold High School graduate, lost both legs to an IED while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

The non-profit Steps2Hope has partnered with many volunteers to build a handicap accessible home for Jason and his family.

Though the actual build doesn't begin until next Thursday, organizers were out today laying the foundation for the new home.

Volunteers are still needed.

The Tri-State Home Show is underway this weekend in Chattanooga at the Convention Center downtown and 'Steps 2 Hope' has a booth at the Home Show.

The local organization is dedicated to helping young people affected by traumatic events in their lives.Its latest mission is to build a new home for Army veteran Jason Smith and his wife.

Jason lost both of his legs to an IED while serving in Afghanistan.  

On Saturday, the director of the Steps 2 Hope program explained why it's so important to provide Jason with a home.

If you would like to lend a hand to the project for Jason smith, you can visit their website by clicking