Carpetland Carpet One Floor & Home received a piece of fallen World Trade Center steel Wednesday for helping injured soldiers.
A New York City firefighter presented the piece of steel to Carpetland Carpet One on Lila Avenue in Milford.
The ceremony was in appreciation for the company's participation in the Building for America's Bravest campaign. The campaign, started by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, raises funds to build "smart homes" for the country's catastrophically injured service members.
Carpetland, a member of Carpet One Floor & Home, which along with manufacturing partner Mohawk Flooring, committed to provided flooring materials and installation for 46 smart homes. Carpet One stores are trying to raise funds to build at least two more homes through an in-store, $10 donation program, according to a release.
Members of the Fire Department of New York City presented the store with a specially-designed shadowbox containing 9/11 steel from Ground Zero.
Carpetland Carpet One's current Building for America's Bravest fundraising effort welcomes donations at all of its stores: 920 Lila Ave., Milford, OH 45150; 10101 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215; and, 3130 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, KY 41018.