Date: November 9, 2005

News - Chaney Enterprises Supports Local Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Chaney Enterprises donated 4 yards of concrete to assist with the remodeling of a recent veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom's house located in Clinton, MD.

Sergeant Robert Bonner Jr., a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, who served in the Army as a Non-Commissioned Officer for a medical unit, was injured July 5, 2004 when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated next to his vehicle while on routine patrol.

Sgt. Bonner's injuries included loss of his right leg above the knee, his left leg below the knee and limited vision in his right eye. For Sgt. Bonner's dedicated service and selfless acts he was awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Iraq Expeditionary Medal.

Serving Those Who Serve, PG County Christmas in April, Chaney Enterprises and other local companies donated time and materials for this worthwhile cause. Volunteers included personnel from Andrews Air Force Base and actress and co-founder of Make the Difference Network, Jessica Biel.

Modifications to the house include a more accessible entrance into the house, bathroom and kitchen, as well as other carpentry work and repairs. The 4 yards of concrete donated on behalf of Chaney Enterprises was used to create an oversized wheelchair ramp to the front entrance of the house and a 10 x 10 slab in the backyard so Sgt. Bonner could easily enjoy outdoor activities with his family.

Many volunteers were on hand to honor the Bonner family, but the most extraordinary part of the day was when Countrywide presented the family with a check which covered two years of mortgage payments! What a relief for a family of six which include the recent birth of their fourth son.

With the busy life of the entire family, Sgt. Bonner is currently pursuing his college degree and looks forward to spending time with his family in their newly remodeled house.

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