Company sponsored the organization's 2014 PTSD Service Dog Commitment
STONEY CREEK, ON, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada is proud to announce that Harris Rebar has donated a total of $110,000 to the Charity in 2014.
Harris Rebar set a goal to raise $100,000 over the course of 2014 to sponsor Wounded Warriors Canada's donation – announced on February 28th – to the Courageous Companions PTSD Service Dog program. Each of the company's 22 divisions across Canada got behind the cause. This strong local commitment has resulted in the total donation rising to $110,000. Harris Rebar is Canada's largest rebar fabricator and their fundraising campaign was supported by their Canadian affiliates Fisher & Ludlow and Laurel Steel.
Wounded Warriors Canada has become the national leader in funding animal assisted support programs for Canada's ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members (serving and retired) and their families. Phil Ralph, National Program Director for Wounded Warriors Canada, commented, "We remain committed to doing our part to help place these incredible service dogs with a serving or retired CAF member in need – no matter where they reside in Canada. The outstanding contribution of Harris Rebar not only sponsored our 2014 commitment to Courageous Companions in full, but will also contribute to our Service Dog funding in 2015."
David Camozzi, President of Eastern Operations for Harris Rebar, an affiliate of Nucor Corporation, commented, "All 22 divisions of Harris across Canada got behind the cause of supporting our veterans with a real grass roots effort. Our team led BBQ's, yard sales, silent auctions, and bake sales to help us reach our collective goal. This type of fundraising effort speaks volumes to the quality of the teammates we are fortunate to have at Harris Rebar and is reflective of the deep respect we have for those that have sacrificed so much to serve our country."
About Wounded Warriors Canada:
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. Through a wide range or programs and services, they help find solutions where gaps have left our soldiers in need. Currently, their primary focus is on mental health and, particularly, the staggering impact of PTSD, perpetrated by Operational Stress Injuries. Overall, however, their mandate is to help any Veteran in need as they transition to civilian life.
Image with caption: "Representatives from Wounded Warriors Canada and Harris Rebar. (CNW Group/Wounded Warriors Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141217_C6336_PHOTO_EN_9647.jpg
SOURCE: Wounded Warriors Canada
For further information: Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada, [email protected], 1-888-706-4808 ext. 2