R.I.S.E. Program


The Natural Stone Institute has announced a new collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation to provide support for the R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence & Supporting Empowerment).


What is the R.I.S.E. program?

The Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program provides specially adapted smart homes, home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to severely wounded veterans and their families. To learn more, visit www.garysinisefoundation.org/programs/rise.


How will Natural Stone Institute members support this program?

Natural Stone Institute members will provide natural stone materials, fabrication, and installation for R.I.S.E. homes across the country. This will include both interior stonework (countertops, facades, etc.) and exterior stonework (exterior cladding, etc.). We anticipate involvement in approximately 10-15 homes in 2017. NOTE: Natural Stone Institute will be providing only 100% natural stone for these projects.


My company wants to get involved! What should we do?

Please email rise@naturalstoneinstitute.org to get started. In the email, please include your company name, location, and what type of stonework you are interested in providing (material donation, fabrication, masonry, installation, etc.). 


MIA+BSI thanks the following members for donating natural stone material and services to the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. Their contributions are making a real difference in the lives of our nation’s severely wounded veterans.

Alpha Granite
Andrew Lauren
Arizona Tile
Big Creek Granite
Dee Brown, Inc.
Delta Granite
Dente Trading, Co.
Distinctive Marble & Granite
European Wholesale Countertops
Florida Bath & Surfaces
Global Granite & Marble
Granite Group International
Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
Marble Line
Marjan Stone, Inc.
Martellaro Marble & Granite
Mont Granite, Inc.
M S International
Murphy Marble Company
Natural Stone Veneers International
Pental Surfaces
Premier Surfaces
Pyramid Marble & Granite
Real Stone & Granite
Rocksolid Stone Works
Rugo Stone, LLC
TexaStone Quarries
Unique Stone Concepts
As of October 3, 2017.


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