WJTV News Channel 12 - Volunteers team up to renovate Army veteran's home

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>>

  • Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:25:27 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
    A Kansas judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the...
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:34:53 GMT
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin...
    As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching...
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:06:25 GMT
    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring...
    Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.
  • Events Calendar

Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

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