A special presentation from NY firefighters

Representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization that began in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, will pay a special visit to 47th Place Floor and Home Carpet One in Oakhurst, to personally thank them for their generous support of the Foundation’s Building for America's Bravest (BFAB) program.

In addition, 47th Place Floor and Home will also be honoring local fire stations. The BFAB program builds hi-tech “smart homes” for service members returning from war who have been catastrophically injured.

Members of the FDNY (Fire Department of New York City) - acting on their own initiative, as ambassadors of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation - will present a specially-designed shadowbox containing hallowed 9/11 steel from Ground Zero to this business, noon, Nov. 5. This flooring and carpet company also has a site in Madera.

“We 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,” said Chris Simonian, owner. “In fact, we are the ones who are thankful to them for their dedication and service. That is why we are so thrilled to be part of this impactful program that helps military heroes who have sustained the most devastating injuries. Their courage has inspired us to also give back to our local firefighting community.”

The business has decided to donate a “Common Room Upgrade” (new floor installation and television) to an area fire station. To participate in this, fire stations are asked to send a team photo, with a brief answer explaining why they think their team deserves/needs an upgrade and how they are involved in the community to First place winner will get a floor upgrade in their common room, along with a television. A runner up will also be chosen to receive a television . Winners will be announced Nov. 5.

Staff report