WARREN, Mich., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Furniture is donating the furnishings for the new home of Michigan war veteran Sergeant Davin Dumar. Kid Rock and his foundation, partnered with Pulte Homes, as part of Operation FINALLY HOME, to present the new mortgage-free 2,600 square foot property to Sgt. Dumar and his wife Dana. The Dumars will move into the Macomb home on Friday, February 1, 2013. Deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 with the Army's 1-25th SBCT, Sgt. Dumar was struck by an IED during an engagement with enemy forces. Dumar's left leg was amputated as a result of the injury he sustained.
"On behalf of the 2,700 associates of Art Van Furniture, we want to personally thank Sgt. Dumar for his service to our country," said Chairman and Founder Art Van Elslander. "His sacrifice has not gone unnoticed by our community. It's an honor for us to help welcome this soldier home."
A longtime supporter of US troops, Kid Rock, through his Kid Rock Foundation, partnered with Operation FINALLY HOME's founder Dan Wallrath to include Michigan veterans as part of the project. The singer, a Michigan native, has performed benefit concerts across the globe in support of the country's armed forces. Pulte Homes, based in Bloomfield Hills, donated the construction costs for the home.
In addition, The Somerset Collection retailers donated bedding and housewares, and Meijer is helping with groceries and other household items. Paul's TV inside Art Van also helped with a donation.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is Michigan's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 36 stores throughout Michigan, a full service e-commerce website, plus six freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Canton, Troy, Rochester Hills, Brighton, Ann Arbor and New Hudson, Michigan. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit www.artvan.com for more information.
Operation FINALLY HOME is an award-winning program created by Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops. A non-partisan/non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Operation FINALLY HOME'S mission is to provide custom made mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities.
The Kid Rock Foundation Mission Statement
I can't stop the war, shelter homeless, feed the poor. I can't walk on water. Can't save your sons and daughters. I can't change the world to make things fair. This is the least that I can do. The Kid Rock Foundation (http://www.kidrock.com/kidrock-foundation) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit raising funds for and awareness of local and regional charities helping disadvantaged children, victims of war and natural disasters, and those suffering from illness.
About Pulte Homes
Pulte Homes (http://www.pulte.com/) is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. Communities built by Pulte Homes are designed to deliver the best quality of life for homeowners. By combining innovative Life Tested™ designs, an unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail, Pulte Homes is the nation's premier home brand for upwardly mobile homebuyers.
SOURCE Art Van Furniture