The Aug. 16 Lt. Dan Band concert in Marietta is rapidly approaching but tickets are still available.
All proceeds will go to help fund the building of a "smart" home for local wounded soldier Kyle Hockenberry, who lost his legs and one arm in Afghanistan.
It's an important cause and a fun way to help a Marietta man who made a huge sacrifice for our country.
Tickets are available online at www.supportkyle.com or by calling (800) 293-5949 and they are at all local Peoples News locations. The cost ranges from $35 to $75.
But for those who can't attend or who can't afford the ticket prices, there are other ways to help.
Donations of any size can be made that go directly toward the construction project. The average cost for a smart home, which uses technology throughout the home to help those with disabilities, is $500,000.
A website is now available for people who would like to contribute specific items to Hockenberry's house.
Among the items needed for Hockenberry's house and listed on www.buildingforamericasbravest.org are doors, windows, a washer and dryer, electrical outlets, bathtub, roofing and more. Items range in price from 39 cents for utility trench backfill (400 needed) to $22,160 for an elevator. People have the option to choose as many or as few items as they would like.
There are also fundraisers coming up that will support the project. They include a golf scramble Saturday at the Oxbow course in Belpre and a Tunnel to Towers 5K Run in Marietta Sept. 8.
We hope community members will contribute in whatever way they can.