Carpet One Floor & Home participated in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Annual T2T 5K Run & Walk in New York City on September 24th. 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.
Carpet One Floor & Home’s team of over 200 store owners and employees raised an astounding $92,967 for the cause putting them in the top three fundraising teams at the event. Store owners traveled from all across the United States to participate in this event.
Carpet One Floor & Home has supported the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation through active participation in their Building for America’s Bravest program since 2014. To date, they have installed flooring in 33 smart homes for catastrophically injured service members. “Our partnership with this inspiring organization has brought our whole cooperative closer together,” said Howard Brodsky, chairman of Cooperatives for a Better World and co-CEO of CCA Global Partners (Carpet One Floor & Home’s parent company). “Our members are so passionate about making a difference in the lives of the service members who have sacrificed so much to protect their country.”
The Carpet One Floor & Home team dedicated their efforts to the memory of Mike Blanton, a Carpet One Floor & Home member who unexpectedly passed away this spring. “Mike was an exemplary individual who dedicated both his time and money to giving back to his community. He played a big role in the construction of Cpl Todd Love’s smart home in Douglasville, GA,” said Brodsky. Members who were not able to attend the NYC event have also been participating through coordinating their own local events and collecting donations for the team. “It really makes me so proud to work for such a caring organization,” said Theresa Fisher, SVP of Visual Merchandising and Store Design for CCA Global Partners. Fisher has been a key leader in the company’s efforts to support the Building for America’s Bravest program.
To learn more about Building for America’s Bravest and Carpet One Floor & Home’s efforts, please visit CarpetOne.com/Our-Bravest.
Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, a co-op 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 systems that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful Guarantee, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Carpet One Floor & Home is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living® Installation System.