(Long Island, NY) April 24, 2012 — Pets for Patriots announced a partnership with Flooring America to raise more than $250,000 to support the charity’s work giving last-chance shelter pets a second chance at life with service and veteran members of the United States military. Flooring America is the leading provider of floor covering across North America with more than 550 independent retailers.
“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.”
Flooring America teamed up with Pets for Patriots because the organization’s mission is well-aligned with the core values of its independent retailers – a commitment to community, patriotism and giving back to those who served and are serving our country. Donors can visit their local Flooring America store to make a contribution or give at www.petsforpatriots.org; 100 percent of all donations will go directly to Pets for Patriots.
“We’re honored to have the support of an outstanding partner that shares our values and sense of duty,” says Beth Zimmerman, founder and executive director of Pets for Patriots. “Their financial commitment will allow us to deliver the transformative power of companion pets to even more more military personnel, uplifting and saving the lives of both pet and person.”
Pets for Patriots makes companion pet adoption an affordable reality for veterans and service members by reducing the financial costs associated with pet ownership. The charity partners with veterinarians in the communities it serves to deliver an ongoing discount for the care of any dog or cat honorably adopted through the charity’s shelter partner network. In addition, Pets for Patriots provides direct contributions to a virtual veteran’s pet food bank for each adopter to help with the purchase of food and other pet essentials.
To learn more about the partnership or where to find a Flooring America store, visit www.flooringamerica.com.
About Pets for Patriots
Pets for Patriots, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) charity that supports our troops and veterans through the power of companion pets. It connects adult and other at-risk shelter animals with service and veteran members of the United States military, and makes these adoptions affordable through access to reduced cost veterinary care and contributions towards pet essentials. Pets for Patriots is one of the only organizations in the country dedicated to both last-chance shelter 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 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 www.FlooringAmerica.com.