Metro-east businesses are teaming up to remodel the Van Etten family basement in O'Fallon to accommodate retired Marine Cpl. Chris Van Etten, who lost both of his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan.
If you would like to donate to the project, you can write a check to J.T. McDermott Remodeling with a note in the memo that says, "Van Etten Donation." J.T. McDermott is located at 7427 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62223.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois members who donated time, money and/or supplies to the Van Etten remodeling project include:
Carpenters Union (including St. Louis Apprenticeship program who are laying the floor in the main area at no charge.)
Fulford Home Remodeling
Belleville Supply Company
Construction Appliance by Autco Home
Joe Werner Construction
City of O'Fallon
East Side Lumber
The Bank of Edwardsville