MADISON, NJ - On Monday April 13, representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization begun in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, paid a visit to Cramer's Carpet One Floor & Home in Madison to personally thank owner Brad Cramer for his support of the Foundation’s Building for America's Bravest (BFAB) program.
The BFAB program builds hi-tech “smart homes” for service members returning from war who have been catastrophically injured.
Carpet One Floor & Home, and its manufacturing partner Mohawk, have committed to providing flooring materials and installation for 46 of these “smart homes.” Each store's customers are invited to share information about the program with others, and make a personal contribution at the store site. The goal is to collect a donation of $10—or more—from each customer, to ultimately enable the building of at least two more “smart homes.” (http://www.carpetone.com/our-bravest).
In recognition of that support, on Monday, retired Lieutenant Peter Daniti, a 9/11 first responder from the Fire Department of New York, as an ambassador of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation— presented a specially-designed shadowbox containing hallowed 9/11 steel from Ground Zero to Cramer.
"What touching moments we have shared with heroes from 9/11 being involved in the project," said Cramer. "We have met amazing service men and women who have benefited from this program by now having housing built for them that directly help with their disabilities. The homes are all smart houses and are just incredible. It allows the heroes to be in their home and function very well."
Carpet One locations through the United States are asking customers for a $10 donation help fund the foundations building initiatives.