Carpet One Floor & Home members and employees have spent the past few months fundraising and preparing for the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K in New York City, NY. The team of 250 raised an astounding $326,905 for the cause. The team participated in the run on September 29th which honors fall 9/11 firefighter Stephen Siller by following his footsteps through the Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center. The event serves as a tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters, 71 law enforcement officers, and thousands of civilians who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
The event drew over 35,000 supporters who ran, walked, and showed their support for firefighters, law enforcement officers and our military. The Carpet One Floor & Home team participated in the run as well as the pre-run pasta dinner, and post-run block party where they represented their team by wearing teal “team Carpet One” shirts.
“This organization is very close to the hearts of all our members and employees,” said Howard Brodsky, co-CEO of Carpet One Floor & Home’s parent company CCA Global Partners. “I’m filled with pride that our company has made such a big difference.”
Carpet One Floor & Home locations across the nation and at the head office in Manchester, NH held various fundraisers – from golf tournaments to events, raffles and auctions – to help the team reach their goal. These efforts are in addition to the company’s commitment to install all the flooring for the foundation’s Smart Home Program.
“This was a spectacular experience for all involved,” shared John Gilbert, President of Carpet One Floor & Home. “We all have even more pride for this cooperative after the events leading up to and surrounding the 5K. It was a great opportunity to show how much Carpet One cares about people.”
As the team recovers from the weekend’s events and the fundraising efforts, they’re already planning to increase their goal for next year’s event. To learn more about the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, please visit. tunnel2towers.org
About Carpet One Floor & Home
Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful Guarantee™, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor.