Flooring America Teams Up with Pets for Patriots to Connect At-Risk Shelter Pets with U.S. Military Personnel

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We feel very fortunate to have entered into this partnership to help a cause near and dear to our hearts.

Flooring America, the leading provider of floor covering across North America, today announced its partnership with Pets for Patriots, a Long Island, NY-based not-for-profit that connects at-risk shelter pets with veteran and service members of the United States military. The program gives pets and people a second chance at life, liberating hard-to-adopt shelter animals from near-certain death and showing gratitude to military personnel by providing them with a new best friend.

Flooring America teamed up with Pets for Patriots because the organization’s mission is well-aligned with the core values of its more than 550 independent retailers—a commitment to community, patriotism and giving back to those who served our country. Donors can stop by their local Flooring America store to make a contribution or go to http://www.petsforpatriots.org to give; 100% of all donations will go directly to the charity.

“We feel very fortunate to have entered into this partnership to help a cause near and dear to our hearts -- pets and patriots,” says Frank Chiera, Vice President of Marketing at Flooring America. “With the help of our customers, we hope to raise in excess of $250,000 to support this amazing organization.”

Pets for Patriots’ goal is to make the benefits of shelter pet adoption an affordable reality for military personnel by reducing the financial costs associated with pet ownership. The organization partners with veterinarians to deliver an ongoing discount (minimum of 10%) for any honorably adopted dog or cat, and provides a $150 annual contribution towards the cost of pet food and other essentials.

“We’re grateful to Flooring America for their commitment to give back to military personnel and, in so doing, to save the lives of pet and person,” says Beth Zimmerman, Founder and Executive Director for Pets for Patriots. “Their financial commitment will allow us to gives hundreds of last-chance pets a second chance at life, and transform the lives of our military men and women in real and meaningful ways.”

For more information on the partnership, where to find a Flooring America store or to learn more about Pets for Patriots or Flooring America, visit http://www.flooringamerica.com.

About Pets for Patriots:

Pets for Patriots is a registered 501(c)(3) charity that helps military members honorably adopt adult and at-risk shelter pets. Its mission is to consistently give the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and person. Pets for Patriots is one of the only organizations in the country dedicated to both last-chance pets and military members. The charity is a proud member of the Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program national community support network, a national partner of the Real Warriors Campaign and is listed by the National Resource Directory for ill and wounded veterans. Visit http://www.petsforpatriots.org for more information.

About Flooring America:

With over 500 locally owned and operated stores, Flooring America serves as your friendly, neighborhood source for exclusive floor-covering brands and expert advice. Visit Flooring America for an outstanding selection of carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile and vinyl floors, plus programs and warranties, like Move or Improve Assurance and the Ultimate Confidence Guarantee, that set Flooring America far apart from the competition. For more information, visit http://www.FlooringAmerica.com.

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