Armstrong Announces Exclusive Partnership with Homes For Our Troops to Build
Homes for Severely Injured Veterans
LANCASTER, Pa., Dec. 6, 2012
LANCASTER, Pa., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Armstrong Floor Products is
proud to announce its partnership with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a national
nonprofit, non-partisan organization that builds specially adapted homes for
the nation's severely injured veterans.
Armstrong, as the exclusive flooring supplier to HFOT, will donate floors for
approximately 30 homes to be built across the country in 2013. The houses
are built at no cost to the veteran through the support of individuals,
foundations and corporate contributors.
A portion of the sales from the company's new American Scrape collection will
be dedicated to supporting this effort. American Scrape features richly
textured hardwood floors, inspired by the beauty of the American landscape,
and each floor is made in the USA.
"We are proud that we can play a small role in helping these injured veterans
live more comfortably in their new homes, although 'proud' does not begin to
describe how we feel about the opportunity to help return freedom and
independence to a few of our nation's most severely wounded service members,"
said Armstrong Senior Vice President Kevin Biedermann.
"We hope that our participation will bring attention to this worthy
organization, as the opportunity and need is great," said Biedermann. "The
more volunteers and donations that Homes For Our Troops receives, the more
veterans they can help."
"It is only with continued support from sponsors like Armstrong that together,
we can help more severely injured veterans eliminate the daily obstacles and
barriers that their physical limitations impose upon them and their families.
Every donation of time, labor, materials and money, helps us to fulfill our
commitment to our service members who have been severely injured in combat
operations," said SMA Kenneth Preston, President & Director, Homes For Our
Armstrong products donated through the sponsorship include engineered hardwood
and resilient floors that meet universally designed criteria. The homes
include many products that help the veterans participate in and enjoy daily
life with their families. Each house is designed to provide maximum freedom
of movement and the ability to live more independently after returning injured
Consider donating supplies or labor or making a monetary donation. For more
information, visit www.homesforourtroops.org. For information on Armstrong
Floor Products, visit www.armstrong.com.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and
manufacture of floors and ceilings. In 2011, Armstrong's consolidated net
sales from continuing operations totaled approximately $2.7 billion. Based in
Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 32 plants in eight countries and has
approximately 8,500 employees worldwide. For more information, visit
About Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops is based in Taunton, Mass., and was founded in 2004.
Homes for Our Troops mission is to build specially adapted homes for service
members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September
11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran. For more information,
please visit www.homesforourtroops.org.
SOURCE Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
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