CUMMING, Ga. — Operation Homefront hosted a ribbon cutting on Veterans Day for a remodeled deck built by the Georgia chapter of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) for a military family in Cumming.
The deck rebuild was part of NADRA's Deck for a Soldier program, launched in 2007. Local volunteers completed construction, and NADRA vendors provided all products.
The remodeled deck was donated to Staff Sgt. Timothy Bellinger, of Company A of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry Division.
Bellinger was deployed to Iraq in 2005 and Afghanistan in 2008.
"This is a community effort that expresses our appreciation for the service and dedication of the men and women of our armed forces," said Keith Compton, president of NADRA's Georgia chapter. "It's a small way our industry can give back to those that give us so much – our freedom."