Jeff Bauman´s family get help preparing NH home
The new construction will help Jeff Bauman Jr., who was seriously hurt in the Boston Marathon bombings, to get around their Concord home easier.
“We haven’t seen a lot of him because it’s not easy for him to access our house right now,” Bauman said.
Instead, Bauman has been driving to visit his son, but he wants him to feel at home in the house where they shared many good memories. That’s where Cobb Hill Construction stepped in.
“They showed up with a slew of people and we sat down in the dining room and everything just started rolling from there,” Bauman said.
The company will donate time and materials to add an addition to the home which will allow for a wheelchair ramp, a larger bathroom, a new kitchen and a first-floor bedroom.
“All of the new construction will be 100 percent accessible by someone in a wheelchair for Jeff, or when he’s learning to use the prosthetics,” said Carey Borden of Cobb Hill Construction.
The Concord-based company said when it heard Jeff’s story, it wanted to help.
“The employees of the company got together and said we’d like to do something to help out, especially where there is a local Concord connection,” Borden said.
The Baumans said without the support, the renovation would not be possible.
“It’s going to make it easier for everybody to get back on track,” Bauman said. “That’s what his No. 1 goal is, to get everything back to normal.”
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Concord is collecting cash donations. Builders still need interior doors and trim, roofing materials, vinyl siding, pre-finished hardwood flooring, insulation, ramp, decking and f
framing materials, counter tops and lighting fixtures.
Source : wcvb