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QMotion Motorized Shades Installed in Gary Sinise Foundation Built Smart Home for Wounded Veteran in Minnesota July 27th, 2015

PENSACOLA, Florida – After serving and protecting our country in far away places, readjusting to civilian life at home can sometimes be difficult. That adjustment becomes even more challenging for those heroes who were severely wounded. Through the efforts of the Gary Sinise Foundation and their R.I.S.E. Program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), QMotion Advanced Shading Systems donated 21 motorized window shades in support of the construction of a specially adapted custom Smart Home for Marine Corps. Cpl. Mark Litynski and his family in Duluth, Minnesota.

QMotion donated 21 Qadvanced Automated Roller Shades featuring ultra-quiet, friction-free operation and no external wires. The Qadvanced Roller Shades provide unmatched quietness as they are virtually soundless when in operation through the use of its patented, battery-operated motors that are tucked away inside the shade tube. For those infrequent times when the batteries may need to be changed, the tube housing inside the roller shade provides easy battery replacement without having to remove the shade from the tube. All QMotion Qadvanced Roller Shades are equipped with a patented manual override feature through which customers can operate the shades by remote control or by hand without damage to the shade or motor. In addition, QMotion donated two Qconnect systems that enable the shades to be connected with most home automation systems.

For more information about QMotion Advanced Shading Systems, visit QMotionShades.com.

About Marine Corps Cpl. Mark Litynski

Cpl. Mark Litynski always wanted to be in the Marine Corps, so after a year in college he decided to enlist, despite leaving behind his girlfriend Heather whom he knew he would miss. After two years and a Marine expedition deployment, they were married.

During his second deployment in Afghanistan, he volunteered to be the point man on a foot patrol, where on Nov. 19, 2010 he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). He suffered a bilateral above knee amputation and amputation of his left forearm.

Two months after his injury, he was up and walking on his first set of prosthetics. Litynski valiantly served in Afghanistan, delivering and wreaking havoc on the Taliban, and continues to be an inspiration to many with his positive attitude and fast paced healing. He doesn’t for a moment regret his decision to enlist in the Marines. He served, he said, “To make a difference, not just for the United States, our citizens, but over there—we were making a difference for the people of Afghanistan. I wouldn’t change it for anything.”

About QMotion Advanced Shading Systems

QMotion Advanced Shading Systems manufactures automated window coverings that are assembled in the United States and sold by a network of premium dealers and partners. QMotion manufactures motor control assemblies for automated window coverings that are integrated and sold by fabricators around the world. QMotion’s industry-leading product line includes motorized roller shades, honeycomb shades and motorized drapery rods that use standard D-cell alkaline batteries, are safe by design with no cords and can help reduce energy costs. The Qadvanced Roller Shades and Honeycomb Shades are the only automated products on the market that feature a patented manual override. The Qadvanced Roller Shades are also available in a low-voltage option. In 2014, QMotion received numerous industry awards, including technical innovation awards from the Window Covering Manufacturer’s Association and best new products awards from Technology Integrator, Electronic Lifestyles, CE Pro, Residential Systems and TecHome. Learn more about QMotion products and dealer opportunities at QMotionShades.com.

About Gary Sinise Foundation

Gary Sinise Foundation honors defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. These include its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), whose flagship initiative is a specially adapted custom Smart Home building project for severely wounded veterans.  Each home is customized to ease daily challenges and help restore independence with features like retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, elevators and more, all accessible via an iPad. The Gary Sinise Foundation is constructing these one-of-a-kind homes all across the country, each for a wounded hero, their caregivers and family. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, Serving Heroes and Arts & Entertainment Outreach.  Over the years, the Foundation has formed numerous corporate partnerships including, the Carrington Companies, who donate and provide real estate development and construction management services to build the R.I.S.E. program’s Smart Homes. For more information, please visit GarySiniseFoundation.org 

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