GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A local carpet store now houses a small piece of the World Trade Center.
Mike Jacob of Inside Story Carpet One was presented a piece of steel from the twin towers, gifted by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
The organization, which began in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, wanted to thank Jacob for the generous support of the foundation's Building for America's Bravest program.
“The Building for America’s Bravest Program builds homes for catastrophically injured soldiers,” said former NYFD firefighter Tom Delpino. “They're smart homes that they run off their phone or iPad, that open the doors, they'll have wider hallways, they can have a crane that picks them up and puts them in the shower, whatever they need, that home is built custom to that soldiers needs.”
Carpet Ones across the country as well as Mohawk Flooring, have pledged to provide all the flooring and carpeting for 46 of the wounded soldiers' smart homes and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation wanted to give them a token of their appreciation.