C&R Flooring is partnering with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) program to build a custom wheelchair-accessible Smart Home for U.S. Army Captain Luis Avila and his family.

C&R Flooring will oversee the installation and finishing of the wood flooring for the home.

The ground breaking ceremony was held in Chevy Chase, Ma., where the house will reside. Captain Avila, who served five combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, was nearly killed in 2011 by an IED blast and has faced multiple challenges since—including two strokes and the amputation of his left leg. The Avila house marks the R.I.S.E. program’s forty-first project, which intends to give severely wounded veterans increased mobility and self-reliance.

“The NWFA is proud to be a partner with the Gary Sinise Foundation in providing the perfect surface for the needs of our residents,” said Chris Zizza, president of C&R Flooring. “I was fortunate enough to be involved in another home building effort back in 2005 called Mission Mississippi, under the tagline ‘Americans Helping Americans,’ and it feels good to continue the work of that tagline once again.”

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