AUSTIN, TexasArtisan Group countertop fabricators brought in $32,000 to aid construction of homes for injured veterans in a nationwide collection of stone “yard sales” this fall.

The “Counters For A Cause” campaign raised funds for Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit group committed to building specially-adapted homes to meet veterans’ needs.

200 Artisan Group CheckClick photo to enlargeArtisan Group Executive Director Chad Seiders recently presented a check to Marine Corporal Neil Frustaglio, a Homes For Our Troops spokesperson and soldier who recently received a home from the organization.

“These soldiers have given their blood, sweat, tears and in some cases part of themselves to defend our rights and freedoms in this country,” Seiders says. “It is a privilege to give something back to them.”

In the series of sales in September and October, homeowners purchased stone remnants and slabs at discounted prices from Artisan Group members.

“Homes for Our Troops appreciates the fundraising efforts of the Artisan Group,” says  John Gonsalves, president and founder of Homes For Our Troops. “Because of the support from patriotic companies across the nation, we are able to restore freedom and independence back to our severely injured veterans through the gift of a specially adapted home.” 

Artisan Group members who participated in this Counters For A Cause sale and/or contributed include: Surface Products, Duracite , Block Tops, Front Range Stone, Atlanta Kitchen, Top Master, Solid Tops, Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces, Rocky Mountain Stone, Creative Countertops, RockStone Store, US Granite, Trindco, Artistic Counters, Innovative Surfaces and FLOFORM Countertops.

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