National Green Select Day, All in the Family for the Faheys and Maddens

Tarrytown resident, Thomas Fahey, President and CEO of T.F. Andrew/Carpet One, with stores in both New Rochelle and Tarrytown, has announced that through the store’s affiliation with the large buying chain, Carpet One, they will help celebrate a new national awareness day called National Green Select Day on April 19.

imagesFahey has joined with his national affiliate to help their host village or town be in touch with their citizens to create various ways and methods of improving their communities, particularly through saving, recycling, planting or replanting, building or rebuilding parts of the community. Many of these projects have lain untouched for many years and are now subject to a relatively new term — the "greening" of an area or buildings.

Fahey also announced that as a result of a recent meeting with Tarrytown’s Mayor, it was decided that the T.F.Andrew initial project would be to plant flowers in the downtown tree beds. The initial investment in this project would come to $10,000 on the part of T. F.Andrew with the same contribution going to New Rochelle. Fahey also pointed out that this would be the beginning of an increased relationship with the Village and that suggestions for future activities were discussed with the Mayor at their meeting. Other possible projects for the future could be the "Neighborhood House" and the volunteering of High School students for various "help" projects that come up continuously over the year. If needed, a T.F. Andrew delivery truck would be made available for projects requiring transportation.

At the same time, Mr. Fahey has been in touch with a possible nationwide partner, Habitat for Humanity. In this case, the local partner is the Westchester division of Habitat headed by Executive Director James Killoran. T.F. Andrew has already been in a relationship with Killoran, providing flooring and furniture at no cost for various needy projects that Habitat continually deals with. In fact, Killoran pointed out that materials are changing in make-up and consistency as the "green" movement takes place in the U.S.

The hope of both gentlemen is that other retailers and organizations would join forces with Habitat and Carpet One, certainly locally, and eventually nationally, to help bring their products and expertise to the local community. Should you or your organization be interested in getting involved, the phone number for Fahey is (914) 631-1655; E-Mail: tfahey@tfandrew.com, and Killoran is (914) 636-8335 ext.101; E-Mail jim@habitatwc.org.

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