2015 Welcome Home Project Now Accepting Nominations!

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2014 Welcome Home recipients Leah Ottenbreit and Jacob Wolf make their new backyard official.
2014 Welcome Home recipients Leah Ottenbreit and Jacob Wolf make their new backyard official.

The Long Island landscape design team here at Above All Masonry is excited to announce that our Welcome Home community service project is continuing into its second year! Just like in 2014, we'll be presenting a deserving Long Island family with a landscape design makeover—only this time, we're asking for the entire community to help us select the recipients.

Online nominations are now open through July 1st for this year's Welcome Home family. Nominees should be Long Island residents that are community servants (current or former military, law enforcement, social workers, volunteers, teachers, or other service professionals), or families in need of a new landscaping project due to circumstances such as loss, disability, or natural disasters.

Whether it's a family with a disabled member that needs a handicap-accessible patio, a home devastated by Hurricane Sandy, or a hardworking public servant with little time or resources to do the heavy lifting, we would be honored to hear their stories. And yes, you can nominate yourself or a family member!

After nominations close on July 1, our team will select the top three candidates, and then ask the public to vote for a final recipient. We'll work with the selected family to create the design, and then tentatively plan to complete the installation this fall.

In 2014, Above All Masonry launched the Welcome Home program with combat veteran Jacob Wolf and his fiancee Leah Ottenbriet. Jacob and Leah are still enjoying the entirely new backyar we built for their home in Atlantic Beach, NY, including a paver patio with outdoor fire pit, a seating wall, a new stoop, landscape plantings, and outdoor lighting.

We're immensely honored to continue the Welcome Home program for its second year, and thanks in advance for helping make 2015's project possible by nominating a worthy family in need of a landscape design makeover! To nominate yourself or a deserving community member, fill out our 2015 Welcome Home nomination form.