Volunteers team up to renovate Army veteran's home - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Volunteers team up to renovate Army veteran's home

Posted: Updated:

In Onslow County, a wounded Army veteran is enjoying some much needed upgrades to his home.
 
Thursday, volunteers from the United Way of Onslow County teamed up with Home Depot to make $5,800 worth of home improvements for free.

26-year-old Derek Coble lives at the home in Hubert with his wife and son. Coble medically retired from the Army with an inoperable brain tumor that makes it difficult for him to do strenuous work.

That's why volunteers, many of them Marines, pitched in to help him, installing a pergola, flag pole, garden, wheelchair ramp, and more.
 
The renovations are part of Home Depot's 3rd Annual Celebration of Service project, helping wounded veterans get free upgrades and renovations to their homes to match their mobility needs.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:44:02 GMT
    You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
    You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:52:11 GMT
    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into...
    After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the...
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:12:08 GMT
    The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
    The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
  • Events Calendar

Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.