OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - An Ontario hardwood flooring manufacturer is celebrating the grand opening of its new Ottawa
showroom with the launch of its "Floors for Food" program. For each
floor sold at the new location before the end of February, the
family-owned company will provide the Ottawa Food Bank with enough food
to feed a family of four for a week.
"As a small family business, we really appreciate the support of the
local community," says Greg Gaylord, sales manager at Gaylord Hardwood
Flooring. "We want to give back in any way we can. Through this
campaign we hope to lend a helping hand to some families in need in the
Gaylord pledged to support the Ottawa Food Bank after meeting its
executive director, Peter Tilley. The two men discussed the fact that
issues of hunger in the community sometimes don't get the attention
"At this time of year, the Ottawa Food Bank likes to remind its
supporters that hunger isn't seasonal - it doesn't end with the
holidays," says Tilley. "In fact, we expect that this cold Canadian
winter will present many challenges for those who struggle to make ends
meet. Please support this initiative of our friends over at Gaylord
The Ottawa Food Bank serves an average of 48,000 people per month, 37
percent of whom are children. "Hunger is something you can't see," says
Gaylord. "If a kid has to go to school hungry, it might not be obvious
to anyone. I've never gone hungry in my life and it's something I just
can't imagine. That's why we need to help out."
Along with his father, company founder and president Lewis Gaylord, and
a supportive team of staff, Gaylord hopes to provide food for at least
20 families through the team's "Floors for Food" campaign.
The Gaylord Hardwood Flooring Ottawa Showroom
Gaylord Hardwood Flooring opened its Ottawa hardwood flooring showroom on January 25, 2013. Located at 1843 Merivale Road, across the parking
lot from Costco, the showroom serves Greater Ottawa, providing premium
hardwood flooring, accessories, installation and personalized service.
SOURCE: Gaylord Hardwood Flooring
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