CALHOUN, Ga. December 3, 2019—Mohawk recently partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga (RMHC of Greater Chattanooga) to help provide warmth and a renewed sense of home for the families and guests that enter its doors. Mohawk’s donation included new flooring for the kitchen and den area and community room on the facility’s main level.
For families with sick children, RMHC facilities across the nation often become their second home. More than 550 families stay at RMHC of Greater Chattanooga each year. Between 75 to 80 percent of those families have babies in the neonatal intensive care unit across the street, with RMHC of Greater Chattanooga being their only viable option for long-term lodging for months at a time.
“Our mission is simple: keep the family close while the child is sick so they can fully participate in that child’s medical journey,” said Jane Kaylor, president and CEO, RMHC of Greater Chattanooga. “We want our families to come into a safe, clean and well-kept facility. We are thankful to Mohawk for helping us make that possible.”
Over the years, RMHC of Greater Chattanooga has served many of Mohawk’s employees and their families in their time of need, according to Laura Bartley, Mohawk’s senior director of marketing communication and events. “Mohawk wants to help RMHC of Greater Chattanooga with its mission by providing flooring solutions that enhance the spaces for families who are staying long term in the house and also for the community groups who use the house as a meeting space,” Bartley said. “For Mohawk, it really is an honor to lay a new foundation in the home that love built.”
For the kitchen and den area, Mohawk donated RevWood Plus flooring. It is a perfect solution for the space because it provides durability, is scratch resistant, offers All Pet Protection and has a waterproof system. Mohawk also placed a durable and cozy SmartStrand Silk rug in the space where weary families can rest and recharge.
For the community room, Mohawk chose Homegrown from its Mohawk Group division. Homegrown is a woven broadloom with a timeless design that looks and feels like home. Offering beautiful residential visuals as well as commercial grade performance, Homegrown is a practical choice for this space, explained Bartley; it is manufactured using Duracolor solution-dyed nylon fiber, offers permanent stain resistance and high performance and, as a Red List-free product, is a sustainable flooring option.
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Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Eliane, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Chattanooga
Established in 1990, the mission of Chattanooga’s Ronald McDonald House Charities is to provide families with the care and resources they need when their child is sick and to support programs that address the health and well-being of children. RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is an independent, 501(c) 3 registered non-profit that operates solely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations. The cornerstone programs are the 28-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a school-based medical program. Ronald McDonald House Charities also offers scholarships to area high school seniors.