TOANO, Va., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, has donated approximately 12,000 square feet of flooring to the non-profit W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake in Wirtz, Va., to aid in its mission of improving its local communities for future generations.
The W.E. Skelton 4-H Center has served youth since 1966 and is among one of America's leading 4-H Centers. The organization aims to provide dynamic, research-based, hands-on learning experiences, and focuses on providing a safe, child-friendly facility to enable youth and adults to become self-directed, contributing and productive members of society.
The wood-look vinyl plank flooring donated by Lumber Liquidators is being installed in several areas currently being renovated, including classrooms, meeting spaces and housing. The upgrades will enable the W.E. Skelton 4-H Center to offer year-round programming.
"This donation from Lumber Liquidators helps us create a safe environment that enriches and positively impacts our community," said Roger Ellmore, Executive Director of W.E. Skelton 4-H Center. "Now we can reallocate funds we had set aside for flooring and invest those dollars directly in the kids."
Lumber Liquidators is supporting W.E. Skelton 4-H Center through its philanthropic program, Lay It Forward. The guiding principle of Lay It Forward is benefitting the well being of generations to come, a vision that also drives the enduring quality and sustainability 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 supporting the Lay It Forward program now, Lumber Liquidators believes its investment will have a similar and lasting impact.
Tom Sullivan, Founder and acting Chief Executive Officer, commented, "It is an honor to support the W.E. Skelton 4-H Center, which has helped improve its community for nearly 50 years. Supporting this legacy was a natural fit for our Lay It Forward program."
Other recipients of Lumber Liquidators' local Virginia educational donations include Williamsburg Montessori School, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia and more. To learn more about the nonprofit 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 370 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.
Lumber Liquidators aims to be the industry leader in sustainability. For more information, please visit www.LumberLiquidators.com/Sustainability. Learn more about our corporate giving program at LayItForward.LumberLiquidators.com. You can also follow the Company on Facebook and Twitter.
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