Libby Smoot, September 19, 2014
Among the new additions to the home is an outdoor deck area where residents can relax and enjoy what the organization refers to as “sky time.” The deck also will provide extra space for meetings and socializing.
"'Sky time’ is a critical component of our program that helps return these men to a safe place – mentally, physically and spiritually,” said Jim Peters, director of Global Training Ministries. “The new deck space will be enjoyed by every one of our residents and will provide them with a beautiful setting where they can relax, refocus and recharge.”
Global Training Ministries works with active-duty combat injured troops to provide housing, among other support services, for wounded men in transition from active duty. Each resident receives professional assistance and personal attention during this period, which is statistically proven to be the most difficult and dangerous time for wounded veterans. To date, more than 80 men have been aided by the Global Training Ministries transition home, many staying in the home for as long as six weeks.
We donated our top-of-the-line Trex Transcend® decking in Rope Swing for the warrior transition home project. This latest project is just one example of our commitment to U.S. military personnel. Earlier this year, we donated more than 1,700 feet of Trex Transcend decking to create benches surrounding the central plaza of the newly restored D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. We also work with military veteran search firms to help place veterans looking for employment and encourage job applicants with military backgrounds to apply for open positions at Trex.