$100,000 Match Program to Aid Flood Victims Announced
TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Leon's Furniture Limited (TSX: LNF),
including its Leon's and Brick Group divisions, announce its initiative
to assist those who have been impacted by the flooding in Calgary and
other parts of Southern Alberta. Under the Leon's/Brick Southern
Alberta Flood Relief Initiative, Leon's and The Brick will match
contributions received from their employees and their customers up to a
total of $100,000.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have been impacted by the
Southern Alberta floods this past week", said Terry Leon, Chief
Executive Officer of Leon's and The Brick. "We hope that the combined
efforts of Leon's and The Brick, two Canadian businesses with strong
roots in Southern Alberta, can together make a meaningful difference in
the recovery efforts."
Leon's and Brick customers and employees will be able to make donations
at any of Leon's, The Brick, The Brick Mattress Store or United
Furniture Warehouse locations until July 31, 2013. For each dollar received, Leon's and The Brick together will match
that dollar by contributing up to $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to
aid flood relief work in southern Alberta.
"Many homes and lives have been tragically impacted by the flood waters
in Southern Alberta" commented Vi Konkle, President of The Brick. "We
have already stepped up by helping deliver necessary supplies to those
in need and will further our efforts with this financial contribution.
When tragedy strikes, Albertans pull together, and Leon's and The Brick
together are right there to join the relief efforts."
Leon's was founded in 1909 and is one of Canada's best-known home
furnishings retailers offering great value on furniture, major
appliances and home electronics. Leon's has 79 stores in Newfoundland
and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nova
Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
About The Brick
The Brick, which opened its first store in Edmonton, Alberta in 1971,
has grown over the last 40 years to become Canada's leading retailers
of household furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics.
The Brick has 231 stores operating under The Brick, United Furniture
Warehouse, The Brick Mattress Store and Urban Brick banners.
SOURCE: The Brick Ltd.
For further information:
Chief Executive Officer
Leon's Furniture Limited
The Brick Group
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