Kinetico Inc. partnered with Designing Spaces to support the donation and renovation of a home for Purple Heart veteran Pfc. Jeffery Taylor, his wife and three children. Kinetico water treatment products were contributed to improve the water quality in their home. The renovation will be revealed during a three-part television series, Designing Spaces of Hope — Project Homeward Bound, which airs Sept. 25 to 27, 2013, on Lifetime Television.
Taylor was critically injured during the Operation Iraqi Freedom invasion when his crew's vehicle came under mortar attack, causing it to roll over into a canal and trap him under it. Rescued but left with a crushed leg, Taylor now lives with nerve damage, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and hearing loss.
During Project Homeward Bound, a 2,300-sq-ft ranch-style house was completely transformed into a dream home for the Taylors, complete with Kinetico water purification systems. Kinetico worked with Clearwater Systems, its Jacksonville, Fla.-based water treatment dealership, to install an S150 Kinetico Premier Series water softener, K1100 upflow dechlorinator and K5 reverse osmosis drinking water station with QuickFlo tank and designer faucet valued at more than $6,000.