January 26, 2013
Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan The Home Depot Foundation approved a $13,000 grant toward the cost of materials to build an apartment for U.S. Army soldier, Samuel Walley, who had his left forearm and right leg amputated after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan in June. Home Depot employees Tony Laurio, left, Juan Zarate, center, and Jason Patton, right, review the plans for the kitchen cabinets on Friday. Walley, who remains at a D.C.-area hospital, will return to a wheelchair friendly apartment, which is built in the basement of his parents home in Winder.
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In an extraordinary show of support, 40 volunteers are building an apartment for a Winder soldier who lost his arm and leg to war.