An Enid business will receive recognition for its work to help wounded veterans live comfortably.
Carpet One Floor & Home has worked with Mohawk, its manufacturing partner, to provide flooring materials and installation for Ã¢Â€Âœsmart homesÃ¢Â€Â designed and built by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation Building for AmericaÃ¢Â€Â™s Bravest program.
The program builds high-tech smart homes for veterans returning home with Ã¢Â€Âœcatastrophic injuries,Ã¢Â€Â according to a press release from Joe Burnett, with Brewer Carpet One in Enid.
At 10 a.m. today, members of the Foundation and members of the Fire Department of New York will present a specially designed shadow box with a piece of steel from the Ground Zero in New York to Tom Brewer of Brewer Carpet One for his part in helping build smart homes.
Ã¢Â€ÂœWe 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,Ã¢Â€Â Brewer said in the press release. Ã¢Â€ÂœIn fact, we are the ones who are thankful to them for their dedication and service. That is why we are so thrilled to part of this impactufl program that helps military heroes who have sustained the most devastating injuries.Ã¢Â€Â
Raymond Thomas, a recently retired FDNY lieutenant who served with them for 24 years, will be resent; Thomas spent weeks at Ground Zero in rescue and recovery operations, and is an associate of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.