11/11/2020 | Press release | Archived content
This year, in honor of Veterans Day, Carpet One Floor & Home has organized a virtual 5K walk for local stores to participate within their own communities. The virtual 5K walk encourages store owners and employees to explore local memorials, monuments and firehouses in their towns that they may not have had the chance to visit until this Veterans Day. Local stores are encouraged to take photos as they explore their community and to map their complete journey to share with the Carpet One community.'It was great to be able to visit these forgotten places that I have driven past so many times and never had the opportunity to just stop and sit at,' Senior Vice President ofvisual merchandising and brand development for CCA Global Partners Theresa Fisher said.'This is a way for us to bridge our commitment to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, using Veterans Day as a reason to honor our veterans but also honor those who lost their life.'
Along with the memorial walk, Carpet One Floor & Home has reached out to all of its employees and members to ask for donations to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation. The Tunnel to Towers foundation supports our first responders and our military through the foundation's Smart Home program organization. This organization builds smart homes for our most catastrophically injured veterans.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Annual T2T 5K Run & Walk in New York City was canceled. The annual run honors the sacrifice of Firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The event also celebrates the lives of the 343 FDNY firefighters, 71 law enforcement officers, and thousands of civilians who lost their lives that day. Last year Carpet One Floor & Home's 5k team was the top fundraiser for the run, raising $326,905 for the foundation.
Carpet One Floor & Home has been supporting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation through active participation in their Smart Home program since 2014. Since joining the program, Carpet One Floor & Home has installed flooring in 250 smart homes for catastrophically injured service members.
To learn more about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation's Smart Home Program and Carpet One Floor & Home's efforts, please visit CarpetOne.com/Our-Bravest.
About Carpet One Floor & Home
Carpet One Floor & Homeis 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 Guarantee, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor.