Representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, founded in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, have made a special visit to Joan Miller and Kimberly Scott of Dove Interiors Carpet One in Ruskin to personally thank them for their generous support of the Foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest (BFAB) program. The presentation took place June 9 at their showroom, 2305 S.R. 674, in Ruskin.
The BFAB program builds high-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 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.
In recognition of that support, members of the Fire Department of New York City, or FDNY, presented a specially designed shadowbox containing hallowed 9/11 steel from Ground Zero to Miller and Scott.
“We are truly humbled and honored that the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and members of the FDNY — who were actually at Ground Zero on 9/11 and during its aftermath — are traveling all the way from their home base to visit us and express their gratitude to us,” said Miller. “In fact, we are the ones who are thankful to them for their dedication and service. That is why we are so thrilled to be part of this impactful program that helps military heroes who have sustained the most devastating injuries.”
Dove Interiors Carpet One is a locally owned flooring retailer serving South County. It is part of North America’s leading floor covering co-op. Its showroom is known for carrying a broad selection of beautiful carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl and area rugs including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. For more information, visit DoveInteriorsCarpetOne.com.
For more information about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its Building for America’s Bravest program, go to www.Tunnel2Towers.org.