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Ruggs Benedict Carpet One joins Building for America’s Bravest

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Corporal Todd Love is one of the heroes who's in a specially adapted home, thanks to Building for America's Heroes. Ruggs Benedict in Avon is hosting a benefit Thursday.
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What: Building for America’s Bravest benefit

Where: Ruggs Benedict, Ruggs Benedict 810 Nottingham Rd., Avon

When: 3:30 p.m. Thursday

Cost: Free, but it’s a benefit for severely injured U.S. combat veterans, so pony up

Information: The event will include a 9/11 First Responder from the Fire Department of New York, and a piece of 9/11 steel on display in the Ruggs Benedict showroom. Learn more at Ourbravest.org

AVON — Ruggs Benedict is helping put heroes in homes suited to their needs.

The local company is hosting a fundraising kickoff event for the Building for America’s Bravest program.

The event will feature a 9/11 first responder from the Fire Department of New York and a piece of 9/11 steel from Ground Zero on display in the Ruggs Benedict showroom.

It’s all part of Building for America’s Bravest.

Ruggs Benedict Carpet One is one of more than 1,000 Carpet One flooring stores helping raise money for America’s most severely injured military veterans.

SMART HOMES ADDRESS UNIQUE NEEDS

Building for America’s Bravest is a program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. They build Smart Homes for America’s most catastrophically injured service members returning home.

Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual.

So far, there have been 22 homes built, 16 completed with the help of Carpet One members since January 2014. There are 14 more homes pending.

“As amazing as adaptive home technology is, it’s far beyond the reach of most veterans and their modest pensions,” said Roger Benedict. “The waiting list is long and for every home we build, another three veterans join the list. The sacrifices our brave service members make are extraordinary. The least we can do is give them a home they can come home to.”