Were you aware that there exists an organization called the Floor Covering Industry Foundation [or FCIF for short]?
I mention it because a major fund raiser takes place this Thursday, September 25 in the Atlanta, GA area.
Just about every organization affiliated with flooring and carpet takes part in the FCIF in some manner, shape or form:
Everyone involved in the industry takes what the FCIF does seriously. Because the FCIF has the following mission:
The Floor Covering Industry Foundation is dedicated to financially assisting those who are or have been affiliated with the floor covering industry who experience catastrophic illnesses, severe disabilities, or other life-altering hardships.
Anyone employed in the floor covering business for at least five years can apply. Grants are offered based on two criteria: catastrophic illnesses/injury and financial need.
The website lists a few examples of those it has assisted. For example, a 29-year-old paralyzed from the neck down as the result of a hit-and-run accident; a single parent’s two-year old son with a malignant tumor who required chemotherapy and continuing tests for cancer; a man who suffered a brain stem stroke at the age of 38 and is incapacitated with severe physical and cognitive impairment...
Real people, with real problems that the FCIF tries to alleviate.
I thought you'd like to know.
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