Carpet One Provides Flooring for Injured Vet 'Smart Homes'
Carpet One Floor & Home continues to support the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers’ Building for America’s Bravest program in its effort to build specially-adapted “smart homes” for catastrophically injured service members.
Building for America’s Bravest was developed with the goal of offering America’s returning heroes the opportunity to live better, more independent lives.
Each smart home is built to be energy efficient, automated and easily accessible, with customized features to suit the needs of the individual recipient. For three years, Carpet One has provided the flooring installation for every smart home built, while partner company Mohawk Industries has provided the floors.
“In partnering with Carpet One Floor & Home, we knew that we’d be supported by passionate, local business owners with the knowledge and experience necessary to produce beautiful, quality floors suited to the needs of each individual,” said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “Their efforts have made a significant difference in the lives of many heroes over the last three years.”
Across the nation, Carpet One stores have come together with other local businesses to help build smart homes for catastrophically-injured heroes returning home to their communities. To date, the company has provided the flooring and installation for 26 smart homes, with five currently in progress. Together with Mohawk, its three-year commitment to the construction of smart homes will total $2.3 million dollars in contributions, according to the company.
“Partnering with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its Building for America’s Bravest program has been a privilege,” said Howard Brodsky, co-CEO of Carpet One. “Watching Carpet One Floor & Home stores and their local communities come together to support these worthy individuals has been one of the most rewarding endeavors our company has experienced.”
In additional to hands-on support, the flooring retailer continues to raise funds and awareness at the local level through in-store initiatives and at the national level through public relations and marketing efforts. Most recently, Carpet One participated in the 15th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk in New York City, raising more than $100,000 for Tunnel to Towers’ mission, which is to honor and support first responders and the military.
Customers are also offered the opportunity to support the worthy cause, with donations of any denomination welcomed at local Carpet One stores across the nation.
For more information, visit CarpetOne.com/our-bravest.