Collegeville, PA—Each year, Allied Wire & Cable holds a charity week during the month of December to donate to deserving organizations. The 2016 beneficiary was K9s For Warriors. This organization rescues dogs at risk and trains them as Service K9s to help our military heroes who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injuries and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. With the $20,000 donation, Allied will sponsor a dog and military hero.
Allied Wire & Cable’s annual charity week is a special week designated to support charitable organizations. Over the last eleven years, the company has donated over $140,000 to a plethora of organizations, including Make-A-Wish, American Cancer Society, The Humane Society, American Diabetes Association, and many more.
A portion of all sales during the annual charity week is donated to the chosen organization. For 2016, Allied enlisted the help of its customers through an online survey to see who they would like their money to benefit. The top two results included veterans and animals, so the chosen beneficiary for 2016 was K9s For Warriors.
But, the journey with Allied and K9s For Warriors is only just beginning. K9s For Warriors rescues dogs at risk and trains them as Service K9s to help our military heroes who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injuries and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. As a company sponsor, Allied donated $20,000 to match a military hero with his or her service K9! With this donation, the company can name its sponsored dog and receive regular progress updates of the dog, which includes when the dog is placed with his or her military hero, photos and other collateral.
Allied chose the name “Gauge” for its sponsored dog; the name means a lot to the company, because it’s a term they use in their business each day — wire and cable is sized by AWG, meaning American Wire Gauge.
One of Allied’s outside sales rep, Pat V., recently met with some of the K9s For Warriors team where they showed him around their facility in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Pat’s visit confirmed that this organization is doing wonderful things for military heroes and rescue dogs. It takes just about three weeks for the duo to be on their own, thanks to the training at the K9s For Warriors facility. Pat said that “the Warriors are taken to movies, shopping at Costco and other places they would experience as part of their training to prepare them for their everyday lives.”
This new partnership between Allied and K9s For Warriors greatly benefits both parties. The company is happy to support such a deserving organization, and K9s For Warriors can continue in its mission to help rescue dogs and military heroes.
About Allied Wire & Cable, Supplier of Electrical Wire
Allied Wire & Cable is a family owned and operated specialty manufacturer and distributor of wire and cable with more than 25 years of experience. Allied serves all major global markets, including government and military, as well as the aerospace, automotive, and telecommunications industries. AWC is dedicated to personalized service, and assigns an individual sales rep to each and every customer. Customization services such as cut and strip, custom print, dyeing, striping, twisting, and more are available, in addition to a full range of custom cable design and manufacturing services. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA, with stocking locations in Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada. Additional sales offices are located in New Hampshire and throughout the Southeastern United States. Allied is proud to serve customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.awcwire.com.