OBERLIN, Ohio & CHESTERTOWN, N.Y. – The Natural Stone Institute is honored to continue its support the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment).

300RISESince entering into an agreement with R.I.S.E. in late 2016, natural stone has been included in nine adapted smart homes for veterans with special needs. Seven additional homes are currently under construction.

“We are proud and humbled by this opportunity,” said 2017 MIA President Jon Lancto. “I can’t think of a better way to involve our entire membership in the efforts led by the Gary Sinise Foundation that benefit those who have sacrificed on behalf of our country.”

The institute also thanks the following companies that have donated to this cause: AG&M; Alpha Granite; Andrew Lauren Surfaces; Arizona Tile; Big Creek Granite; Daltile; Dee Brown Inc.; Delta Granite; Dente Trading Company; Distinctive Marble & Granite; Epic Stone; European Wholesale Countertops; FLOFORM; Florida Bath & Surfaces; Global Granite & Marble; Granite Group International; Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations; Marble Line; Marjan Stone Inc.; Martellaro Marble & Granite; MARVA; Mont Granite Inc.; M S International; Murphy Marble Company; Natural Stone Veneers International; Pental Surfaces; Picasso Tile & Design; Premier Surfaces; Pyramid Marble & Granite; Real Stone & Granite Corp.; Rockin’teriors; Rocksolid Stone Works; Rocky Mountain Stone; Rugo Stone LLC; Smokey Mountain Tops; TexaStone Quarries; Trindco; Unique Stone Concepts.

To learn more about getting involved in this program, visit www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/RISE.