USMC Cpl. Clark Cavalier received a new smart home through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Building for America's Bravest program. Cavalier suffered the loss of both legs above the knee, and serious injury to his left arm and hand April 24, 2011, when he stepped on an IED in the Marja Province of Afghanistan.
Cavalier toured his new smart home in Marydel, Md., for the first time Jan. 30.
Anderson Carpet One Floor & Home in Rehoboth Beach participated in the project by donating the flooring and installation. The home will provide independence for Clark with custom-built functionality enabling him to do some of the day-to-day tasks that many take for granted.
Ashley Anderson Wilson, owner of Anderson Carpet One Floor & Home, felt extremely moved by the experience. She said, "Throughout our 42 years in this community, Anderson Carpet One has always looked for opportunities large and small to contribute in meaningful ways. The opportunity to assist the Stephen Siller Foundation was near and dear to me personally, given my recent career prior to joining my family's Carpet One in 2014. To give back to Clark in this way for all he has done meant the world to me, my team and our local partners. My project manager, Brian Lehmuth, dedicated countless hours to ensuring the design and installation went smoothly, and that Clark would be wowed with the final result. We also partnered with local restaurant group Fins Hospitality Group, which donated a portion of Veterans Day sales to the Stephen Siller Foundation for an added $1,800 donation. We wish Clark all the best in his new home and hope it brings him a lifetime of happiness!"
For more information on the Building for America's Bravest program, go to www.carpetone.com/our-bravest.