Gary Sinise Foundation & R.I.S.E

CMC is proud to be a supporter of the Gary Sinise Foundation and their R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program since 2012. Through R.I.S.E., CMC contributes funds to help construct specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans who live in the same communities where our employees live and work. Built from the ground

up with each veteran’s individual needs in mind, these homes alleviate the financial burden and stress on their entire family and provide a safe haven for heroes to reclaim their independence. In honor of Veterans Day, CMC also contributes a percentage of our total sales to the Foundation in November. We are proud to honor and support our many military veteran employees.

This year CMC employees volunteered at several R.I.S.E. projects:

  • A CMC team participated in the R.I.S.E. smart-home build by the Gary Sinise Foundation for U.S. Army CPT (Ret.) JJ Guerrero in Boerne, Texas. A team of volunteers from CMC locations in the San Antonio area worked at the home to prepare the yard and soil, and laid many pallets of sod. CMC also contributed financial support for the project through funds that we raised during the 2019 myCMC sales promotion held each November in honor of Veterans Day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation held a private home dedication ceremony where the Guerrero family received the keys and iPad to control their new custom smart home.
  • CMC had a team of volunteers assist with landscaping work at a R.I.S.E. home built in Vista, California for U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class (Ret.) Doc Jacobs. Doc Jacobs was determined to continue his service and made history by becoming the Navy’s first amputee Corpsman to return to a deployable infantry unit despite the injuries sustained during service.The all-volunteer team worked hard to spread 180 bags of mulch and install a gravel pathway and border at the home site.


gary sinise before work


gary sinise after work
  • A team of CMC volunteers visited a home the Foundation built for U.S. Army SSG (Ret.) Jay Fondren to help with landscaping, clearing brush and laying sod, among other tasks. The team spent a full day at the home site in Willis, Texas, and the before and after photos show what they accomplished after a day of challenging work at the home site. CMC also financially supported the new home build for this very deserving veteran
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