Lumber Liquidators extended its long-term partnership with No Barriers USA as a sponsor of the organization’s 2015 Summit this year. The four-day event – which ended July 12 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 enriching activities at the Summit, including hands-on clinics, outdoor excursions, films, art, music, leadership exercises and more.
“The No Barriers Summit is about hope. It is lighting the flame within and realizing that any goal – big or small – is worth pursuing. Step by step, little by little, we all can contribute to our communities around the world and shape people’s attitudes, stereotypes and perceptions as to what a barrier really is in one’s life.” – Bill Barkeley, Blind-Deaf Adventurer, No Barriers Board Member
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 Erik Weihenmayer – the first blind climber to scale Mount Everest. Weihenmayer co-founded No Barriers USA in 2005 to inspire disabled individuals to live fuller lives.
Sullivan 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 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.
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