SPC Matthew Leyva 9/11 Home Dedication
Tile & Carpet Town Carpet One Floor & Home in Dewitt, NY recently installed flooring to help complete a Smart Home for SPC E-4 Matthew Leyva. The home was built through Building for America’s Bravest (BFAB), a proud program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, and marks the 33rd completed home since Carpet One Floor & Home partnered with Building for America’s Bravest in 2014. The home was dedicated on September 11th, to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom since the attacks on 9/11.
Tile & Carpet Town Carpet One Floor & Home said of their experience:
"We have supported the Building for America's Bravest program as soon as it was brought to Carpet One. What a fabulous cause to support! Now, having a chance to work with a veteran on a home and see the outcome first hand really makes you feel good. This experience brings the reality of the good we are doing in the program home to us."
The dedication took place at exactly 9:59 AM, the time that the South Tower of the World Trade Center fell on September 11, 2001 and firefighter Stephen Siller was believed to have died.
Army SPC E-4 Matthew Leyva was severely injured when he stepped on a pressure-plate improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on August 9, 2011. The complex blast injury resulted in Leyva losing both his legs, four of his fingers (his pinky and ring fingers from each hand), and a shattered left elbow.
Carpet One Floor & Home has committed to install the flooring, generously provided by Mohawk Industries, for all homes built through the Building for America’s Bravest program. The cooperative of independent retailers has also supported the program through fundraising events and will be participating at the upcoming T2T 5K Run/Walk organized by the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation.“September 11th is a day that always makes us reflect on our freedom and the price many have paid to protect it,” said Eric Demaree, president of Carpet One Floor & Home. “I can’t think of a better way to remember this sacrifice than helping to provide a smart home for one of these brave individuals.”
To learn more about Carpet One Floor & Home’s support of Building for America’s Bravest, please visit CarpetOne.com/Our-Bravest.