EDMONTON, July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Over the Canada Day long weekend, The
Brick ran again its Proudly Canadian Event in support of Wounded
Warriors, and raised $16,088 for Canadian Veterans and their families.
The event prominently featured upholstered furniture items designed and
manufactured by Canadians for Canadians. This is the second time The
Brick has run this event, increasing the total donation to Wounded
Warriors to over $80,000.
From June 27 to July 3, 2014, The Brick joined forces with Wounded
Warriors, a non-profit organization that supports Canadian military and
veterans who have been injured while serving Canada. For every piece
of Canadian-made furniture purchased at The Brick from June 27th to July 3rd, 2014, The Brick made a donation to Wounded Warriors of $5 per piece
and up to $25 if three pieces were purchased together.
"We believe that the Proudly Canadian Event is gaining traction with our
customers", said Jim Caldwell, President of The Brick. "Canadians
continue to show their support for our military members and their
families, it's wonderful to see!" Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of
Wounded Warriors Canada, commented, "We are thrilled to be partnered
with The Brick and the Proudly Canadian Event. The fact that this
campaign is gaining traction is further proof of the care and
compassion Canadians have for our Canadian Armed Forces members and
their families. These contributions help make possible our
ground-breaking programs focused on mental health and Post-Traumatic
About Wounded Warriors Canada:
Founded in 2006, Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization
that helps Canadian Armed Forces members - be they regular force,
reservists or retired - who have been wounded or injured in their
service to Canada.
About The Brick:
The Brick, which is owned by Leon's Furniture Limited (TSX: LNF), has
grown over the last 40 years to become Canada's leading retailers of
household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics. The
Brick has 224 stores operating under The Brick, United Furniture
Warehouse, The Brick Mattress Store and Urban Brick banners.
SOURCE: The Brick Ltd.
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The Brick Group