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Harmony Crossing’s Dalton Carpet One helps build custom home for injured vet

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  • Harmony Crossing’s Dalton Carpet One helps build custom home for injured vet
    SSgt. Johnny “Joey” Jones is honored as his wife, Meg Jones, and retired FDNY Battalion Commander Jack Oehm stand beside him. Dalton Carpet One helped build a custom home for the injured vet in collaboration with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. CONTR

Dalton Carpet One recently participated in the latest Smart Home Build with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

The Foundation builds mortgage-free smart homes for catastrophically injured military and service members throughout the country. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each recipient and enables the most severely injured heroes to live more independent lives at home.

Dalton Carpet One, located at Harmony Crossing in Eatonton, had the honor to help create a smart home specifically designed for SSgt. Johnny Joey Jones who serves as the Chief Spokesperson and military liaison for Zac Brown’s Southern Ground and provides commentary as a military analyst on many TV networks.

On Aug. 6, 2010, Jones stepped on and detonated an explosive device while deployed in Afghanistan. This explosion resulted in the loss of both of his legs above the knee and severe damage to his right arm and left wrist.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage on his home in Sharpsburg and made renovations to make his home more accessible, allowing him to live his most independent life. On Nov. 5, Kristin Sailors and Rob Rossi from Dalton Carpet One attended the home dedication service and were able to tour the completed home renovation and see what an impact it would have on Jones and his family.

Dalton Carpet One installed more than 1,400 square feet of tile in the Jones’s Home. Dalton Carpet’s installation crews and project managers said Jones made an effort to greet all the installers every day and felt he and his family really appreciated their work and efforts.

In June of 2014, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation built the first Smart Home for triple amputee Marine Corporal Todd Love in Dallas, GA. This was also the first Smart Home build for Dalton Carpet One. The company contributed materials and labor to install the flooring in the Love family home.