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StoneMakers Donates A Backyard Makeover To A Deserving Veteran

As part of their commitment to the men and women who serve in the US Armed Forces, StoneMakers has launched a program to give back to those that served.  Along the lines of “Extreme Home Makeover”, Stonemakers will be donating a backyard makeover monthly to a deserving disabled veteran.

 Sgt. Matthew Jordan Family (1)

The first project recently completed was for Army Sgt. Matthew Jordan, an Iraq veteran who’s right leg was shattered by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Iraq on March 14, 2009.  Matt lives in Epping with his wife Katie, and daughter Olivia.

When Katie heard that StoneMakers was looking for a disable veteran to donate a backyard makeover to, she nominated her husband.  Once she found out they were selected, keeping the secret was the hardest part.  They took off for a short vacation, and the StoneMakers team went to work.

For two and a half days, the team worked non-stop to complete this project.  The focal point of the backyard was the Ledgefalls waterfall and pond.  Also featured in this project was a fire pit and sitting area, a retaining wall and stairs and a new patio complete with an outdoor kitchen.

Local news channel WMUR was on site as Matthew and his family returned from vacation.  You can watch the video here:

Those who know Jordan said there's nobody who deserves this more.  “He's never had anything like this given to him for what he sacrificed, and it's just going to mean the world to him. It really will,” said his wife, Katie.

If you know of a deserving veteran that would appreciate a backyard makeover, contact StoneMakers at (603) 556-4474.

Topics: veterans, outdoor living area, backyard waterfall