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Oct 5th 2023

CCA Tunnels to Towers Fundraising

October 5, 2023

CCA Global Partners Retail Group announced today that they raised more than $180,000 this past weekend for the Tunnels to Towers Foundation following the Tunnels to Towers 5K Race in New York City. A team of staff, vendors, and retailer members from Carpet One Floor & Home, Flooring America, Flooring Canada, The Floor Trader, and the International Design Guild came together to participate by walking and running in the 5K.

The event symbolizes Stephen Siller’s final footsteps from the foot of the Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers and pays homage to the 343 FDNY firefighters, law enforcement officers, and thousands of civilians who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The weekend began with a scenic harbor cruise aboard the Manhattan II yacht, followed by a beautiful sponsorship dinner with the Tunnel to Towers veteran families on Saturday night. Despite the rainy weather Sunday, supporters still had a great time enjoying food, vendor booths, and live music by country artist Lady A at the block party following the annual 5K race.

CCA Global Partners Retail Group is a longtime supporter of the Tunnel to Towers organization, whose mission is to help veterans, first responders and their families through assistive initiatives like the Smart Home Program and Gold Star Families.

“Our team of staff and retail members continue to impress me year after year with their unwavering support of the Tunnels to Towers Foundation,” said Keith Spano, President of Flooring America, Flooring Canada, International Design Guild, The Floor Trader, and NISI. “It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year when you see all our divisions, vendors and staff team up with a common goal of supporting the selfless families of the Tunnels to Towers Foundation.”

This year’s event was one of the largest to date, attracting more than 30,000 participants.

“It is baked into CCA Global’s culture to help our community whenever we can, and our team showed up yet again for this tremendous cause,” said Frank Santaniello, Vice President of Member Services at Carpet One Floor & Home. “We’re proud to be part of the Tunnels to Towers 5K, and for the dedication to helping these heroes.”

 In addition to the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk in New York City, members will participate in other in-store fundraisers throughout the year to help fund the Smart Home and Gold Star programs.