ST. LOUIS – The National Wood Flooring Association conducted two service projects to benefit the Nashville community during its Wood Flooring Expo held there April 16-19 at the new Music City Center.

The first was a children’s book drive to benefit Book’em, a non-profit organization that provides new and gently used books to low-income children. The organization distributes more than 40,000 books annually to children of all ages. NWFA Expo attendees donated several hundred books during the show.

The second community service project benefited Operation Finally Home, a non-profit organization that provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans and their families, as well as the widows of fallen veterans. Operation Finally Home brings together corporate sponsors, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteer laborers to provide these veterans and their families with one of their most pressing needs – a home to call their own.

On Saturday, April 19, a group of NWFA member volunteers installed more than 1,000 square feet of wood flooring donated by Mohawk Industries in the home of veteran Adam Montavon. Montavon served as a Flight Medic for a MEDEVAC Air Ambulance Company, evacuating and treating thousands of soldiers during tours in Honduras and Afghanistan. He has received the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal and other awards during his tours.

In addition to installing flooring, NWFA volunteers performed a variety of other tasks to transform the home, including cleaning, landscaping and maintenance. All materials, equipment and labor needed to install the flooring were donated by the following NWFA member companies.

3M                                                                                                           CDC Larue

ADL Floor, Inc.                                                                                       Flooring Pro Fastening

All American Hardwood                                                                        Jeffco Flooring & Supply     

Allen Canter Contractors                                                                       Michigan Hardwood Floor Services

Anthony Palandro Flooring                                                                   Mohawk Industries

Approved Design                                                                                  Olesen Floor Consulting

Baker Hardwood Flooring Company                                                   Precision Flooring Products

BONA US                                                                                                Stanley-Bostitch

BPI                                                                                                          Thunderheart Flooring

Brunswick Custom Hardwood                                                              West Flooring & Design

For more information about these community service projects, contact the NWFA at 800.422.4556800.422.4556.

About NWFA

The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 2,700 member companies world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring.  More information is available at www.nwfa.org.

About Book’em

Book’em is a Nashville-based non-profit organization that provides free books to children from low-income families.  More information is available at www.bookem-kids.org.

About Operation Finally Home

Operation Finally Home is a non-profit organization that provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans, their families, and the widows of fallen veterans.  More information is available at www.operationfinallyhome.org.

Source: NWFA

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