June 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // WESTCHESTER, Ill. - If a picture is worth a thousand words, the CD One Price Cleaner's Flag Mosaic Project honoring active and veteran military could fill library upon library.
In honor of active and veteran service men and women who have bravely served, suburban Chicago-based dry cleaning franchisor CD One Price Cleaners is partnering with Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House program provides a "home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes provide temporary free lodging so families can be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis. The "Heroes of the Neighborhood" program is a collaboration between CD One Price Cleaners and its valued customers to raise support and awareness for Fisher House Foundation and two of its houses in Chicago and Minneapolis, by creating a customized photographic Flag Mosaic as a visual thank you to all U.S. military and their families.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with the Fisher House Foundation, an inspiring organization that creates a home for military families who are undergoing serious medical treatments and therapy," said John Morocco, vice president of CD One Price Cleaners. "As we move through the summer months and toward Veteran's Day, our company is creating a way to actively give back to U.S. military families in need and encouraging our generous customers to do the very same."
From June 15 through Oct. 1, CD One Price Cleaners across Chicagoland and Minneapolis are inviting individuals to donate $5 to Fisher House Foundation and upload a photo of their favorite active or veteran U.S. military soldier. All appropriate military photos will be accepted. Photos of military personnel will be posted to a special website containing real-time interactive streaming. The pictures will ideally span a century (from WWI to the present) and serve as a collective tribute to all U.S. military who have served America. The flag mosaic can support up to 9,000 photos.
Every photo submitted will help construct two 4-by-6-foot American Flag Mosaics that will be presented to Fisher House locations in Hines, Ill., and Minneapolis. Minn. All collected funds and the mosaic flags will be presented at a very special ceremony at both locations on or around Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2014.
Anyone interested in donating to CD One Price Cleaners' Flag Mosaic Project is encouraged to visit www.cdonepricecleaners.com.
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans' families an estimated $235 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. For more information, visit www.fisherhouse.org.
CD One Price Cleaners is based in suburban Chicago. Founded in 2001, the company operates 31 franchise and corporate-owned locations in Chicago and Minneapolis. Since opening its first store in Lincolnwood, Ill. in 2001, the company has offered consumers a one-price policy for all men's and women's garments and a same-day service policy (in by 10 a.m. and out by 5 pm.) at no extra charge.
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