COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY 2015-2016 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 41 Our Commitment in Action HELPING BUILD A SMART HOME CMC has been a corporate sponsor of the Gary Sinise Foundation since 2012. The Foundation aids our nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders and their families through multiple programs, including R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence. Supporting Empowerment.) – a program that builds specially adapted Smart Homes for severely wounded veterans to help increase their mobility and reclaim their self-reliance. In addition to financial support, in 2015, 16 employees from CMC Steel Texas, all veterans themselves, participated in an exterior clean- up day in Canyon Lake, Texas for a Smart Home being constructed for United States Marine Corps Veteran Gunnery Sgt. Travis Green. In September 2011, while on deployment in Afghanistan, Travis came under fire during a combat operation and was severely wounded by an improvised explosive device, losing both of his legs just above the knee. CMC crews helped with site clean-up and landscaping projects, including building flower beds and hauling rocks, distributing mulch and clearing the entire acreage around the Smart Home. U.S.M.C. Veteran Sgt. Travis Green was “astounded” that so many people from CMC made time to come and help get his new home ready for move-in. CMC employees take pride in knowing CMC supports organizations like the Gary Sinise Foundation financially, but they especially appreciate the opportunity to have a hands-on impact through personal volunteerism. Many employees feel connected to the Smart Home builds because they have served in active or reserve duty or have family members who serve in the armed forces or as first responders. COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY 2015-2016 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 41