• Thomas Russell

Furniture Classics helps furnish wounded veteran's home

NORFOLK, Va. — Accent and dining furniture specialist Furniture Classics has partnered with Wind Farm Interiors, an interior design boutique in Mobile, Ala., to help furnish the home of a veteran who was wounded in the war in Afghanistan.

Marine Cpl. Christopher Montgomery lost both his legs and the use of his left arm after an explosive device detonated while he was on patrol. He was flown to Germany, then home to the U.S. where he underwent a lengthy recovery.

Homes for Our Troops and other volunteers helped build Montgomery a home in West Mobile that is tailored to his needs. After hearing that he needed furniture, Wind Farm Interiors stepped in to help furnish the home. Furniture Classics sales representative Steve Cathell also learned of Montgomery and contacted other sales reps and staff at Furniture Classics to assist in the effort.

Furniture Classics donated a $4,000 dining table and four chairs for the home. The company also matched each dollar donated by staff and presented Montgomery a check for more than $3,000.

Doug Ricks, the owner of Furniture Classics, who also has served in the Marines, said in a statement, "Freedom is not free, and this young man has paid a significant price for the freedoms we enjoy. It is an honor to stand along with this brave hero and assist in his time of need."

Additional contributions for Montgomery can be made to:

Cpl. Christopher Montgomery @ Wind Farm Interiors
2401 Old Shell Road
Mobile, Alabama 36607

Donations also can be made by contacting windfarminteriors@gmail.com.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, FurnitureToday

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.


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