Carpet One Floor & Home associates and members participated in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Annual T2T 5K Run & Walk in New York City on September 28th. The event honors the sacrifice of Firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The Tunnel to Towers foundation supports our first responders and our military through the Building for America’s Bravest organization. This organization builds Smart Homes for our most catastrophically injured veterans.
In grateful appreciation for their sacrifice and service to their country, Carpet One Floor & Home members and Mohawk Industries have partnered to furnish and install all the flooring for the homes built by Building for America’s Bravest. “Participating in the T2T 5K Run & Walk to raise funds for Building for America’s Bravest is a great opportunity to bring our entire company and all of our associates closer together,” said Howard Brodsky, CEO of CCA Global Partners (the parent company of Carpet One Floor & Home.)
In preparation for the 5K, Carpet One Floor & Home associates trained together and worked to exceed their initial goal of raising $30,000 to help build these much needed and much deserved Smart Homes. At the time of the 5K, the team had raised $48,400.
“We are overwhelmed by Carpet One Floor & Home’s support of our organization and our cause,” said Frank Siller, chairman of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “We are honored that their entire team is taking their valuable time to participate in our annual event.”
Also participating in the 5K are many of the injured veterans who have had a Smart Home built for them or are waiting for their Smart Home. Several of these veterans have attended Carpet One Floor & Home’s bi-annual conventions to meet staff and store owners.
To learn more about Building for America’s Bravest and Carpet One Floor & Home’s efforts, please visit CarpetOne.com/Our-Bravest.
About Carpet One Floor & Home
Carpet One Floor & Home (www.CarpetOne.com) is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful GuaranteeTM, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor.