J&J/Invision, a commercial carpet manufacturer based in Dalton, GA, recently received an American flag from a group of United States troops stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan. The flag was received in response to a donation of 50 rugs given by the company to keep the troops warm throughout the winter months.
Don Nase, J&J/Invision business manager, was contacted by National Flooring Systems’ Andy Franks after Franks received word from a family member stationed at the United States National Support Element in Kabul that their living quarters did not have flooring. With cold temperatures hovering, the troops needed something that would help keep the heat inside and give them a warm area to walk. In response to their need, Nase worked with Bob Hubbs, vice president of customer satisfaction at J&J/Invision to coordinate delivery of the rugs to Afghanistan.
“J&J/Invision is proud to assist our troops as they give their time and their lives to defend the country and the community that we live and work in day in and day out,” said Hubbs. “We are happy to be able to do something that makes their time away feel more like home.”
As a token of appreciation the troops mailed J&J/Invision a flag that was flown over the United States National Support Element headquartered in Kabul as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Included with the flag was also a certificate and letter from Lieutenant Colonel Douglas F. Stitt.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the kind and considerate donation of carpets that you provided to the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines stationed here in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taking the time to express your gratitude does register with us and we cannot thank you enough,” said Stitt.
The U.S. flag will be displayed at the J&J Campus in the front lobby of the corporate office.