Manchester, NH (PRWEB) September 29, 2012
Flooring America, the leading provider of floor covering across North America, has raised nearly $50,000 to support Pets for Patriots, a national nonprofit that delivers the healing power of at-risk shelter pets to veteran and service members of the United States military. The donation is helping Pets for Patriots in their mission to liberate hard-to-adopt shelter animals from near-certain death while providing military personnel with new best friends.
The donation comes as part of Flooring America and Pets for Patriots’ partnership, which began in April of this year. 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. Flooring America’s goal is to raise $250,000 for the nonprofit.
“Flooring America’s financial commitment will allow us to give 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,” says Beth Zimmerman, founder and executive director of Pets for Patriots. “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. And we’re honored that so many independent Flooring America store owners are championing our cause within their own communities.”
Thirty thousand dollars of the nearly $50,000 total was donated at Flooring America’s convention, where Flooring America’s Vice President of Marketing, Frank Chiera, introduced Flooring America members to Mario and Kona, the second of nearly two hundred honorable adoptions Pets for Patriots has been privileged to make possible.
“Mario and Kona have a moving story and it was important to us to share it with our members,” said Chiera. “Stories like theirs are what make Pets for Patriots’ cause so close to our heart and the reason we strive to grow our donation.”
Donors can stop by their local Flooring America store to make a contribution or go to http://www.petsforpatriots.org to give. 100% of donations will go directly to the charity.
For more information on Flooring America or Pets for Patriots visit http://www.flooringamerica.com/petsforpatriots.
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.
About Pets for Patriots:
Pets for Patriots, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) charity delivering the healing power of at-risk shelter pets to service and veteran members of the United States military. The organization is distinguished by its openness to military personnel at any career stage, its dedication to the most overlooked homeless animals and its focus on surrender prevention through ongoing financial support. Pets for Patriots 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. Learn more at http://www.petsforpatriots.org.