NWFA members partner for 2012 service project

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St. Louis, Mo. Spearheaded by John Lessick, board vice chairman of the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), NWFA members have come together for a unique community service project. In an effort to bridge the gap of those in need, NWFA is partnering with the non-profit organization EdgeAlliance to help respond to the needs of homeless veterans.

EdgeAlliance is a leader in supporting individuals and families by providing affordable housing and progressive services to homeless veterans and also to children, women and men who have been impacted by HIV/AIDS.

This year, EdgeAlliance is renovating a four-unit Chicago greystone building, which will house eight bedrooms in a total of three apartments (approximately 1,000 square feet per apartment). The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) and Chicago-based non-profit, Designs for Dignity (D4D), have contributed grant money and architectural/design services. Additionally, NWFA members – Apex Wood Floors, WD Flooring, Shaw Industries Group and Somerset Wood Products – collectively donated labor and 3,000 square feet of wood flooring to be laid in the Alpha House in Chicago’s North Lawndale community.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is slated to take place this fall in honor of the project’s completion and all those who contributed and supported this comprehensive effort.

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