On this Veteran’s Day, Mohawk Industries celebrates all of our troops who have returned home from serving our Country. In particular, we celebrate the men and women who have sustained life-changing injuries during service. Through a partnership with nonprofits Operation Finally Home and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (“Tunnel to Towers”), we help build comfortable and accessible homes for severely wounded veterans.
So far, Mohawk has contributed all of the flooring products for approximately 65 homes across the country, and has committed to contributing material for at least 20 additional homes. We have also partnered with Operation Finally Home for the past four years, and we serve as the organization’s exclusive national flooring provider. This past summer, we blogged about the home dedication for Sgt. Perry Haley, a US Army veteran and one of Operation Finally Home’s Built to Honor heroes.
“It’s so important to honor our veterans,” said Bill Gaddis, Mohawk’s director of national accounts. “We think one of the most important things we can do is support them, and Mohawk’s flooring products provide the perfect foundation for a comfortable, accessible home.”
We’ve also provided the flooring materials – including carpet, tile, laminate, wood and accessories – to the Tunnel to Towers’ Building for America’s Bravest program in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation. Carpet One Flooring & Home, our trusted flooring retailer, also worked with us to provide the installations and other fundraising support. While this past spring, the company headquarters in Calhoun, GA, also hosted the Tunnel to Towers’ 9/11 Never Forget Mobile exhibit, the country’s only touring 9/11 memorial.
Mohawk’s longstanding commitment to empowering and honoring veterans also extends to employment opportunities. According to Robert Webb, senior director of public affairs and corporate communication, “Mohawk is so proud to employ many men and women who have served in our nation’s military. They have made tremendous contributions to our country and to our business.”
Do you know any Veteran’s celebrating today? Honor them by sharing their story for all of our readers, in the comments!