Sr. Director, Corporate Communications
MANNINGTON WORKS WITH GARY SINISE FOUNDATION TO AID VETERAN
SALEM, NJ, April 26, 2017—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.
Note from Cedric King family (standing in front of their new home) to Mannington
Mannington donated Andean Pecan hardwood flooring for the Duluth, Georgia, 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.
"Over the course of Mannington's 100 years in business, many of our associates and their 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," says 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."
The Gary Sinise Foundation honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Through its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), specially adapted smart homes are being constructed for severely wounded veterans nationwide. Each one-of-a-kind home is customized to ease the everyday burdens of a wounded hero, their family, and caregivers. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band, Arts & Entertainment Outreach, Serving Heroes, and First Responders Outreach. Its latest program, Soaring Valor, is sending WWII veterans to The National WWII Museum and documenting their first-hand accounts of the war. For more information, please visit GarySiniseFoundation.org.
About Mannington Mills
One of the world's leading manufacturers of fine flooring, Mannington Mills, Inc., is based in Salem, New Jersey (USA). The company manufactures residential and commercial sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl, laminate, resilient and hardwood floors; as well as commercial carpet and rubber under the Mannington Residential, Mannington Commercial, Amtico and Burke brands. Founded in 1915 by John Boston Campbell, the company is still privately held and owned by the Campbell family. Now in its second century of doing business in the USA, Mannington Mills remains committed to quality, customer satisfaction and innovative manufacturing with award-winning product design, state-of-the-art processes and industry-leading programs. mannington.com
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