TOANO, Va., July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, has extended its long-term relationship with No Barriers USA through a $50,000 sponsorship of the organization's 2015 Summit.
The No Barriers Summit – which wrapped yesterday after a four-day run in Park City, Utah – brings people together through activities designed to intellectually, emotionally and physically challenge attendees with various disabilities. Scientists, inventors, academics and practitioners facilitate four days of enriching activity at the Summit, including hands-on clinics, outdoor excursions, films, art, music, leadership exercises and more.
Lumber Liquidators has been a major sponsor of the No Barriers Summit since the inaugural event in 2007. The Company's roots with No Barriers USA reach to 2001, when Lumber Liquidators Founder Tom Sullivan was inspired by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer's quest to climb Mount Everest. After becoming the first blind climber to scale the world's tallest mountain, Weihenmayer co-founded No Barriers USA in 2005 to inspire disabled individuals to live fuller lives.
Tom Sullivan, Founder and Acting Chief Executive Officer, commented, "From the moment I met Erik, I was inspired by his message of reaching for the highest goals and not letting anything stand in your way while pursuing them. I am proud of the support Lumber Liquidators' has provided No Barriers USA over the years and how we have embodied its ideals in all that we do."
"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 supports No Barriers USA 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 helps inspire 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 also have long-term 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
With more than 360 locations, Lumber Liquidators is North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. The Company features more than 400 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 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.
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
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