Wayne Tile Presents $22,000 Donation to Fire Department and First Aid Squad

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On November 3, 2010 Wayne Tile Company donated a total of $22,000 to The Wayne Fire Department and Wayne Memorial First Aid Squad.

On November 3, 2010 Wayne Tile Company donated a total of $22,000 to The Wayne Fire Department and Wayne Memorial First Aid Squad.

A check for $16,000 was presented to Fire Chief John Gabriel of the Wayne Fire Department Fire Company Number 2 located on Myrtle Avenue (Alps Road and Route 23) in Wayne New Jersey. A check for $6,000 was presented to Dave Spera Of the Memorial First Aid Squad.

Last year Wayne Tile, a family owned company, had a fire in its Wayne Location. Wayne Tile decided to hold a tent sale in order to make room for new product lines, and as a thank you, donate a portion of the proceeds to the fire department. The sale was a great success as inventory was sold at greatly reduced prices and a donation was made to the Wayne Fire Department. This year they added the Memorial First Aid Squad and did it again. On October 7th, 8th , 9th Wayne Tile had another Tent Sale and the outcome was again a huge success.

Michael Westra a partner commented, “ what started as a way of moving inventory, and saying thank you to brave volunteers of Wayne Fire Department, has continued as an annual celebration of community support and thanks.” In an outpouring of support, hundreds of people flocked to the tent sale which took place October 7th through October 9th.

Bob Westra, another partner of Wayne Tile, commented, “we were thrilled by the outpouring of support by the community and very proud to be able to donate $20,000 last year. This year we worked harder and are able to donate more then last year, which is really special for us. As a family owned and operated business, it is the support of the community that allows us to thrive to have this opportunity to give back is special for me and all of my family members.” “It just goes to show you that out of something bad…the fire… came something good – the opportunity to provide incredible value to the community and support the hero’s of the fire and first aid squad.”

Wayne Tile has 5 locations serving Tri State Area customers. Locations are in Wayne (store and design center), Ramsey (design center), Rockaway and Sussex.

Wayne Tile urges all to donate to the Wayne Fire Department or the Wayne Township Memorial First Aid Squad. Anyone interested in making a donation can go to http://www.waynetownship.com/fire.htm or call (973) 694-1800.

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