EDMONTON, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Brick's inaugural Proudly Canadian Event in support of Wounded Warriors, held this year during the month of April, raised $66,138 for Canadian Veterans and their families. The event prominently featured upholstered furniture items designed and manufactured by Canadians for Canadians.
From April 3 to 30, 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 April 3 to 30th, 2014, The Brick made a donation to Wounded Warriors of $5 per piece and up to $25 if three pieces were purchased together.
"Canadians appreciate the sacrifices that our Canadian military and their families have made and they showed it during The Brick's Proudly Canadian Event," said Jim Caldwell, President of The Brick. " We are honoured we could be a part of this successful event."
Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada, commented, "The Brick took real initiative and delivered by raising over $66 thousand in support of Wounded Warriors Canada. We sincerely thank The Brick, and the supporters of The Brick's Proudly Canadian Event by raising important awareness and funds to support our national programs and services geared towards mental health."
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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