Saving lives, two at a time
Pets and patriots go together like hands and gloves. Partnerships like these need a little help from their friends. So Flooring America stepped in to help Pets for Patriots, Inc., a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, make pet ownership achievable and affordable for the men and women of the U.S. military.
“This cause is near and dear to our hearts because pets have an amazing ability to bring joy and healing to our lives on a daily basis,” says Frank Chiera, VP of marketing for Flooring America. “Pets for Patriots connects at-risk shelter pets with veterans and current U.S. military personnel to give pets and people a second chance at life.”
On June 8, Flooring America in Webster held a special “Pets for Patriots” event in their showroom, featuring Corridor Rescue volunteers, The Pet Palace team, a BBQ lunch, and a photo booth for the public to bring their pets for pictures.
“Flooring America teamed up with Pets for Patriots because the organization’s mission is aligned with the core values of our independent retailers: a commitment to community, patriotism, and giving back to those who served our country,” Chiera adds. “Our goal as an organization is to raise over $250,000 for their support.”
“Our Webster event raised over $500, and brought awareness to the community and all who attended,” says Mike Furin, branch president at My Flooring America in Webster. “We are continuing to raise funds through our challenge to match every dollar donated by our patrons in all five of our Houston-area retail stores. We plan to do additional events later in the year.”
My Flooring America has been in business for 41 years. One of their core values is caring, defined as giving back to the communities they serve. Over the years they have done this in many ways—from donating over 50 rolls of carpet to those affected by tropical storm Allison and hurricane Ike to helping with food drives, women’s shelters, Go Red for Women and more.
Contact My Flooring America to get involved. www.MyFlooringAmericaWebster.com/PetsForPatriots