The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has provided flooring for its 18th home in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program builds custom, specially-adapted, smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. The home dedication for U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Wade Mitcheltree took place in August in Tigard, Ore. Flooring for the project was donated by NWFA member, Mullican Flooring.
In addition to the 18 homes already completed, NWFA currently is working with its members to source wood flooring for 26 additional R.I.S.E. homes in various stages of planning and construction. Currently, 51 NWFA member companies have donated product, logistics, and installation services in locations throughout the U.S., with a total value of more than $3.52 million. By the end of this year, 59 specially-adapted smart homes will be completed or underway through the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program.
For more information, visit www.nwfa.org.