This Fall, Tailored Living will directly help and support deserving U.S. war veteran Corporal Sherman Watson, a 3-time Purple Heart Recipient and U.S. Marine, devoted husband, and father of two daughters (Courtney, 4, and Karmen, 13 months) residing in Compton, California. Corporal Watson was injured in his third tour of duty in 2006 after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. For Corporal Watson and his family, the Tailored Living team will create a totally redesigned garage, complete with storage solutions, new cabinets and flooring to create a functional and enjoyable space that will benefit his entire family.
Corporal Watson is a patriotic American and humble soldier, deserving of a home that welcomes him and helps make life better for him and his family. Tailored Living wants to help make this dream a reality.
The Deserving Recipient – Corporal Sherman Watson
After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 2002, Watson completed the rigors of Corps training and was deployed to Iraq to proudly serve his country. Assigned to the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, Watson was the Vehicle Commander for a Heavy Machine Gun/Anti-Armor Weapons Team, an integral unit for combing enemy territory and keeping ground troops safe. Sustaining a bullet wound to the shoulder during his first tour, Corporal Watson rehabilitated, was awarded his first Purple Heart, and quickly returned for a second deployment in Iraq. A second gunshot wound to the knee earned Watson a second Purple Heart, another trip to rehabilitation, and his final opportunity to enlist and re-deploy to Iraq. It was during his third tour in 2006 that Corporal Watson’s vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, flipping it, and causing causalities to his whole unit. The severity of this incident (and the ensuing Traumatic Brain Injury) behooved Sherman to finish his service– an honorably discharged Marine sporting three Purple Hearts.
Returning to his hometown roots in Compton, CA, this happy and humble man is trying to make a life for himself and his growing family, but following the injuries sustained during his three tours in Iraq, daily home improvement tasks prove difficult. Splitting time between school, his family and “The Veterans Alternative”
You can see his powerful story and nomination video here.
“In less than one day, Tailored Living will join George to the Rescue to design and install a functional, organized garage space that will be a tribute to this Marine and the incredible sacrifice he has made for our country,” states Dan Tafoya, Senior Vice-President of Tailored Living. “Providing time-saving and stress-free organizational solutions to fit his personal needs will let Corporal Watson spend time on what is most important – his family and his community. We are honored to be part of this show and this opportunity to give back to a most deserving man and father.”
Transforming the Garage
Tailored Living’s design team of experts will use D’Vinci™– a proprietary interactive design software – to create a functional, organized space by adding new cabinetry and flooring that will help transform the Watson family garage and give them options that will fit their growing family unit.
As the largest whole-home organization company in the nation, Tailored Living is proud to offerunique business opportunities for returning military through their IFA VetFran Program. Through the training, business support network, and a proven model, Tailored Living gives each franchisee the foundation for building their own successful business. The company uses innovative, high quality and stylish products that offer solutions for every room in the home including home office organization, garage storage solutions ,closet organizers, laundry room ideas and pantry design.
With a network of over 130 organizational specialists, it is easier than ever for homeowners to locate a convenient Tailored Living location in their area and access creative storage solutions.
About Tailored Living® Featuring PremierGarage®
Tailored Living began as Closet Tailors in 2006. After experiencing rapid growth, Closet Tailors formed a strategic alliance with PremierGarage in 2010 and changed its name to Tailored Living to better reflect its all-encompassing home organizational solutions.In 2011, Tailored Living acquired the PremierGarage brand name, immediately making it the largest whole-home organization company in the nation. Tailored Living’s independently owned and operated franchises proudly offer high quality storage solutions for garages, closets, pantries, mudrooms, home offices and more through complimentary in-home consultations. This includes design, measuring and installation services, specifically adapted to each client’s needs. For more information on Tailored Living, please call 1-800-519-6296 or visit www.tailoredliving.com. For franchise opportunities, visit www.tailoredlivingfranchise.com.
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