HMTX Industries, a global flooring company serving a diverse cross-section of the construction and renovation marketplaces, hosted a fundraiser and symposium for HMTX Cares, its charitable organization of employee volunteers, on Thursday, March 9. The event's theme “One Million Points of Light” reflects HMTX Cares’ million-dollar goal: funding scholarships for those suffering from addiction and mental illness who could not otherwise afford urgently needed treatment.
The event raised over $133,000, surpassing the overall goal of $500,000, which will be fully matched by Harlan Stone and the Stone family for a total of over $1 million. The funds will be donated to HMTX Cares’ rehabilitation agencies/partners.
The charity was established three years ago with hopes to fight the disease of addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. More than 85 people attended the event. Keynote speaker Dr. Margaret Lowenstein of The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discussed the research they have done to combat the disease of addiction. Supported rehabilitation and aftercare agencies were also in attendance and recognized for their “first responder” service to those suffering from the disease of addiction.
“What happened at our fundraiser was a dream come true, where we had a prominent speaker such as Dr. Lowenstein along with our beneficiary partners, our CEO Harlan Stone, and employee volunteers all together to support the cause," said HMTX Cares Chairman and Metroflor’s OEM Vice President, Paul Eanes. "In addition, we achieved our lofty goal in our new world headquarters, The House Up On the Hill. We are very blessed to have someone as committed as Harlan and the Stone family to this incredible cause.”
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