|By PR Newswire||
|January 17, 2014 10:00 AM EST||
TOANO, Va., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, has empowered people to unleash their potential through its ongoing support for No Barriers USA. The organization is committed to inspiring disabled individuals to live full, meaningful lives, without barriers.
Tom Sullivan, Founder and Chairman of Lumber Liquidators, remarked, "The obstacles disabled people face everyday with courage and determination make what the average American stresses about pale in comparison. Lumber Liquidators is very proud to support No Barriers and their beneficiaries who consistently inspire us to be better."
Lumber Liquidators' roots with No Barriers USA go back to 2001, when Sullivan was inspired by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and decided to support his quest to reach the summit of Mount Everest. After becoming the first blind climber to scale the world's tallest mountain, Weihenmayer sought to empower others to discover their potential – regardless of physical condition – and co-founded No Barriers in 2005.
"Lumber Liquidators has been a wonderful partner in supporting people who face challenges ranging from amputations to back problems," said Erik Weihenmayer, Board Vice President of No Barriers USA. "The generosity of Lumber Liquidators helps us break down barriers for these individuals, and empower them to explore what's possible – whether that means climbing a mountain or just getting up the stairs."
Lumber Liquidators has been a major sponsor of the biannual No Barriers Summit since the first U.S. event in 2007. The event brings together people with varying disabilities and abilities, featuring activities designed to intellectually, emotionally and physically challenge attendees. The No Barriers Summit features keynote addresses, leadership exercises and authentic immersion activities ranging from rock climbing and biking to photography and painting.
Lumber Liquidators supports No Barriers USA and a wide range of Weihenmayer's other initiatives through its philanthropic program, Lay It Forward. The guiding principle of Lay It Forward is supporting organizations that will benefit generations to come, a vision that also drives the enduring quality of Lumber Liquidators' products. Installing a hardwood floor is an investment by homeowners – it lasts for years and grows in character as an element of a home's beauty. By sustaining the Lay It Forward program now, Lumber Liquidators believes its investment will have a similar and lasting impact.
To learn more about No Barriers USA and other organizations that Lumber Liquidators supports, visit LayItForward.LumberLiquidators.com. The Lay It Forward blog tells the inspirational stories of organizations that Lumber Liquidators has supported with product and/or financial donations.
About Lumber Liquidators
In its 20th year and with more than 315 locations, Lumber Liquidators is North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The Company features more than 340 top quality flooring varieties, including solid and engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate and resilient vinyl. Additionally, Lumber Liquidators provides a wide selection of flooring enhancements and accessories to complement, install and maintain your new floor. Every location is staffed with flooring experts who can provide advice and useful information about Lumber Liquidators' low priced product, much of which is in-stock and ready for delivery.
With premier brands including Bellawood Prefinished Hardwood and Morning Star Bamboo, Lumber Liquidators' flooring is often featured on popular television shows such as HGTV's Dream Home and This Old House.
For more information, please visit www.LumberLiquidators.com or call 1.800.HARDWOOD. You can also follow the Company on Facebook and Twitter, and learn more about its corporate giving program at LayItForward.LumberLiquidators.com
Video with caption: "Inspired by a blind adventurer's mission to scale Mount Everest, Lumber Liquidators supports No Barriers USA's efforts to help the disabled discover their potential through its philanthropic program, Lay It Forward." Video available at: http://youtu.be/-C_Mv_ZfL94
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