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On Friday afternoon, May 19 the 12 Oaks development was alive with the words,” “Thank you for your service” and the feeling of welcome home and our hearts are with you. You could see it on the more than one hundred faces, from the youngest to the more senior members of our community. All were on hand to welcome Master Sargent (Retired) Zac Rhyner, USAF, his wonderful wife Jillian and two children to their new home presented by Helping a Hero Organization.
Meredith Iler, Chairman Emeritus of Helping a Hero explained the mission of the organization, ‘Helping a Hero partners with veterans to design a specially adapted home tailored to their individual needs in order to facilitate a successful transition into civilian life….” Master Sgt. (Retired) Zac Rhyner is a hero, the recipient of 3 Purple Hearts and the Air Force Cross for Valor, a true American Hero.
The highlight of the day was the presentation of the symbolic key to the Rhyner family by Chris Daniel, Chairman, Helping a Hero. To learn more about Helping a Hero (click) HelpingAHero.org
In addition to elected officials Jimmy Cobb, Mayor Pro Tem, Holly Springs and Linda Hunt Williams, NC State Representative being on hand to welcome MSgt. Zac Rhyner and his family, the Holly Springs Chamber represented by Natalie Babson, Board Chairman and Scott Manning, President/CEO presented the family with gifts from chamber members: 3 Irish Jewels Farm / Camp Bluebird, 9Round, Access Physical Therapy, Amy Brothers Interior Designs, Benefit Therapy Services, Bless Your Heart Monograms & Gifts, Bryson’s Playroom, Inc., Burn Boot Camp, Campbell University Athletics, Carolina Brewing Company, Carroll’s Tire & Auto, Century 21 Triangle Group – Becky Medlin, CertaPro Painters of Cary-Apex, Chick-fil-A, Clubworx, Devils Ridge Golf Club, Family Focus Chiropractic, Freese and Nichols, Inc., Just Call Brenda Real Estate, Kimi’s Carpets Plus Inc., MetLife Auto and Home, Niche Wine Lounge, Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc., PNC Bank, Prep-Rite Painting Corporation, Primrose Schools at Holly Grove and West Lake, Promotional Partners Inc., Rise Biscuits Donuts, Rodney’s Custom Cut Sign Co., Inc., Sonshine Gymnastics, Sterling Fox Financial Services, Storagemax – Holly Springs, Sunrise United Methodist Church, SuperCuts, T&T Photography LLC, The Joint Chiropractic, The Mason Jar Tavern, Tijuana Flats, Zaxby’s.
Special Note of Thanks to Lori Allred, owner, Chick-fil-A, Holly Springs and her delightful crew, under the leadership of Chandler Cobb, who were on hand to feed all and ensure all were getting fluids. RighthereIn.com would be remiss in failing to note the major donations made by Rooms To Go, Rainbow Play Systems, Serta, and Conn’s HomePlus that turned a house into a home, the Rhyner Family’s home.