Cumming, Georgia – Flack’s Flooring and Rugs, with a generous donation from Karndean Design Flooring and Schönox, was able to gift new luxury vinyl plank to The Bald Ridge Lodge, a non-profit stabilization and assessment center for boys in Forsyth County. The Lodge was established in 2008 with the mission to provide a safe haven and counseling for boys ages 12-21 who are in need of protection, direction, and supervision.
In order to continue their mission, the board members at The Lodge approached Flack’s Flooring and Rugs owner Brad Flack to replace their older industrial floors. Heidi Snarey, the Executive Director wanted to The Bald Ridge Lodge to feel more like a home and less like a facility.
Flack approached Karndean representative Nathan Reed about donating the materials needed to complete the project. “Karndean makes quality products. We knew we needed durability for a bunch of teenage boys,” said Flack.
Reed was excited to participate after learning how The Lodge was helping and engaging with the community. “I approached our upper management about the partnership with Flack’s, and they were immediately on board. This project meant a great deal to us since it was a chance to help in giving these young men a nice home away from home.
The Flack’s installation team officially completed the new floors in early August with new vinyl in the kitchen, living, hallways, laundry, and conference areas. In addition, Dan Davis from Schönox donated all the floor preparation and time needed to complete the install. Other updates to the building include a new coat of paint throughout and counseling rooms for the boys and their families.
“At Flack’s, we want to have a positive experience with everyone we come in contact with. These types of projects are just part of who we are,” said Flack in regards to his donation.
Reed added by saying, “Being in a nice and positive home-like atmosphere is the first step in helping to enrich their lives and adding new flooring helps achieve this by giving them a warm comfortable environment. We are very proud to make such a difference in these young men’s lives…”
To learn more about the project and The Bald Ridge Lodge, please watch our interview with Snarey above. If you are interested in donating money, food, or clothing to their organization, visit their website at www.baldridgelodge.org. There, you will find volunteer forms, contact information, reading materials.