Manchester, N.H. -- Local members of Carpet One Floor & Home celebrated Veterans Day with the unveiling of two smart homes that they helped build for disabled veterans in their respective communities.
On Sunday, November 11, Carpet One Floor & Home staff, along with volunteers from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers’ Building for America’s Bravest program, gathered in two states to welcome two veterans into their newly designed smart homes. First Floors Carpet One Floor & Home of Dallas, Texas, and Rochester Flooring Kitchen & Bath Carpet One Floor & Home of Rochester, N.Y., assisted with construction by installing new flooring for both of the donated homes.
Army SPC Kevin Trimble of Oak Point, Texas, and Marine Lance Cpl. Mark Beyers of East Aurora, N.Y. were each handed keys to their brand new, mortgage-free, handicapped accessible smart homes. Work on both projects began earlier this year.
“Many of my friends in high school went into the military after graduation,” said Al Pelusio, owner of Rochester Flooring Kitchen & Bath Carpet One Floor & Home. “I just feel it’s necessary to give back to this group of people who have risked so much serving us. It’s important to recognize that these veterans served our country and its citizens proudly, for our right to remain home with our loved ones and it’s our duty to return the favor. This is the very least we can do as a company.”
Carpet One Floor & Home is proud to partner with Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers’ Building for America’s Bravest program, helping veterans with life-altering injuries return to their communities and live as independently as possible. To date, the Foundation has spent over $60 million towards smart home construction.
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