PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - If you drove by the Outdoor Recreation Facility atop Picatinny's Navy Hill on April 5, you would have witnessed a sea of orange shirts worn by volunteers from the local Home Depot in Dover.

Store manager Joseph Coscia brought 62 employees, all volunteering on their regularly scheduled day off to help with a building project.

The store team was joined by volunteers from various contract organizations, the
installation's golf course, metal shop, carpentry shop and a few Soldiers from Fort Dix, who assisted in building three hunting blinds for wounded outdoors men.

Home Depot donated more than $4,000 of materials to build the 8'x 8'wheelchair-accessible
units, which will be used later this year during deer season.

The build took about eight hours to complete, including transferring the blinds to the locations
where they will be used.

The idea for the project started with conversations among Maj. Vinson Morris of Project Manager
Soldier Weapons here at Picatinny, Home Depot, and Hunters Helping Heroes.

Central Jersey-based Hunters Helping Heroes was created by sportsmen who a have a passion
for the outdoors.

The group focuses on extending gratitude to all of our country's heroes by organizing hunting
excursions for service members, firefighters, police officers and Wounded Warriors.

To learn more about Hunters Helping Heroes, visit http://huntershelpingheroes.org.

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