Mannington works with Gary Sinise Foundation to aid veterans

Home News Mannington works with Gary Sinise Foundation to aid veterans

Salem, N.J.—Mannington Mills recently partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association to support the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program, which builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans.

Mannington donated Andean Pecan hardwood flooring for the Duluth, Ga., home of U.S. Army Master Sergeant Cedric King (Ret.) and his family. King was severely wounded by an IED while deployed in Afghanistan during 2012. He lost both of his legs and sustained disfigurement to his right hand. Now King uses prosthetics and a wheelchair, and a specially adapted smart home was built to give him back some of the independence he lost on the battlefield.

“A lot goes into the building of these specially adapted smart homes and we are tremendously grateful to our generous in-kind donors who lend their support to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program,” said Judith Otter, executive director of the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Many of Mannington’s associates and family members have served in the military. “This includes my father, Johnny Campbell, a World War II Marine veteran, and my mother who was with the WAVES,” said Keith Campbell, Mannington Mills chairman of the board. “We know first-hand the sacrifices that veterans and their families make. When the NWFA approached us with the opportunity to provide flooring for Master Sergeant King’s home, we were honored to have been asked.”

Must Read

Consumer interest in suburban living offers opportunity for flooring retailers

By Ken Ryan Nearly a third of Americans are considering moving to less densely populated areas in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to...

SBA adds PPP Loan ruling for business calculations

A new ruling regarding the Payment Protection Program (PPP) has been released by the Small Business Administration regarding calculation of the loan. To break...

Armstrong Flooring launches two commercial collections

Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has launched two new commercial collections: MedinPure, a PVC-free homogenous sheet for healthcare settings, and Unbound LVT designed for transitions to...

Schönox offers new online training seminars

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Schönox HPS North America, Inc. offers online technical training and seminars that provide opportunities to learn about the full...

Navigating paid leave for child care

To help retailers navigate the inevitable issue surrounding summer child care amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Floor Covering Association has issued the following...

Survival in the age of COVID-19: Top Notch Flooring, Sunn Carpets

Retailers leverage digital capabilities to connect with customers By K.J. Quinn (This is the third installment in FCNews’ ongoing series about how floor covering retailers...
X