FCNews Fantasy Football league supports worthy causes

Fantasy footballThe annual Floor Covering News Fantasy Football for a Cause League concluded this year with 12 teams: American Flooring Distributors, Consolidated Carpet, Dillabaugh’s Flooring America, FCNews, Flooring Lines, Great Northern Associates, Karndean, Mannington, Salesmaster, Republic Floor, Spartan Surfaces and Tarkett.

All teams play for charities of their choice (see list below for a snapshot of each charity represented by the competition participants). Each fantasy football team has pledged several thousand dollars for a total of $60,000, money that will be distributed to the teams’ respective charities over the course of the football season.

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St. Judas
stjude.org

Founded by Danny Thomas in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened in Memphis, Tennessee. St Jude is committed to advancing the cure and prevention of childhood diseases through research and treatment. No child is ever refused treatment and no family receives a bill from St. Jude, regardless of the duration or cost of care. Since its opening, on-site treatments have helped increase childhood cancer survival rates in the United States from 20% to over 80%. The goal is to cure at least 60% of children with six of the most common cancers worldwide by 2030.

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Friends of St. Dominic’s
sfds.org/friends

Friends of St. Dominic’s is the affiliated fundraising organization that benefits Saint Dominic’s Home. The organization and its donors share a vision to protect children from abuse, neglect and homelessness and to enable productive lives for children and adults with developmental, emotional and physical disabilities. Friends of St. Dominic’s is guided by the faith, determination and generosity of others who believe there is a better future for every child.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes
fca.org

Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has challenged coaches and athletes around the world to practice Christian values ​​in sports. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes serves communities around the world by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to change the world through their faith. It offers virtual ministries, certified small-group Bible studies, sports camps that focus on both athletic skills and faith, international travel, and more.

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Angela’s house
angelashouse.org

Angela’s House was founded in 1992 by Bob Policastro in memory of his daughter, Angela, who suffered severe brain damage during birth. With the lack of specialty homes and facilities in their area, the Policastros would eventually drive more than two hours to place Angela in a specialty hospital in Connecticut. After she passed away after her first birthday, the nonprofit Angela’s House was founded to provide families and professionals with an agency in their area to help medically vulnerable children and their families. The first home opened in 2000 in East Moriches, NY, and offers a loving environment with 24-hour nursing care. The second home opened in 2005 in Smithtown, NY

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Compassion Express Foundation
compassionexpress.org

The Compassion Express Foundation was founded by Dustin Aaronson, FCNews co-publisher and director of ad sales, to make a difference in the lives of others in the communities of Long Island and the five boroughs. The foundation offers several programs such as Community Outreach, Homeless Outreach, and Vacation Adopt-A-Family, as well as the Brittany Vilar Scholarship. In October 2014, Brittany Vilar was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and during the six years that followed she raised 11 children. This scholarship recognizes qualities in others that Brittany possesses: strength, courage, resilience, faith and hope. Most recently, the Compassion Express Foundation has distributed cold-weather clothing and toiletries to those in need.

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ECMC . Foundation
ecmcfoundation.org

The ECMC Foundation is a national foundation with the goal of improving post-secondary outcomes for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The strategic awarding of grants focuses on university success and career readiness. The ECMC Foundation also makes below-market program-related investments through its portfolio of educational innovation ventures in both non-profit and for-profit enterprises. While working hard to address the challenges and systemic barriers faced by students, the foundation supports organizations and institutions that provide quality programs and envision a country where all students have access to quality education and career opportunities.

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The West Moreland County Food Bank
westmorelandfoodbank.org

The Westmoreland Food Bank provides 18,000 individuals and families dealing with food insecurity in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania with fresh, nutritious foods and non-perishable products, made possible through local donations, USDA goods and government food aid programs. The Westmoreland Food Bank is also part of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, comprising 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries.

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The Gary Sinise Foundation
garysinisefoundation.org

The Gary Sinise Foundation was founded by Gary Sinise, actor and 40-year-old armed forces advocate. The charity offers several programs for active duty, veterans, first responders and their families. The RISE program builds custom “smart homes” for those injured serving their country. The homes are not only adapted to the needs of each family, but they are also mortgage-free. In addition, the program offers home adaptations, adapted vehicles and mobility aids to injured, ill, injured and/or elderly people.

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American Cancer Society
cancer.org

The American Cancer Society (ACS) was founded in 1913 by 10 doctors and five lay people in New York City. At its inception, the organization was called the American Society for the Control of Cancer. Today, ACS is a national, community-based voluntary health organization committed to eliminating cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

The ACS has invested more than $5 billion in research since 1946. Through research and action, the association has contributed to a 26% drop in the total cancer death rate in the US since 1991, meaning the ACS has helped avoid nearly 2.4 million cancer deaths during that time. In addition to its work in the US, ACS also has global programs targeting low-income countries.

Republic Floor
Ukraine aid

As Republic Floor expands its global presence, it is working to ensure it positively contributes to the countries in which it operates. This is certainly true of its operations in Ukraine, which has been fighting to counter the effects of the Russian invasion that began just over seven months ago.

To this end, the Republic has provided direct support to one of its workers in Ukraine (Volodymyr), who has actively procured essential medical supplies and equipment for those fighting to defend the country. Those interested in donating can send financial support to Volodymyr’s PayPal account at: petrenkovladimir0108@gmail.com.

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Harford family home
harfordfamilyhouse.org

Since 1989, Harford Family House has provided housing, support and resources to more than 2,000 people in 700 families struggling with homelessness in Harford County. By merging with Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United (FCCAU), the charity will be able to help anyone in Harford County who needs help with the Welcome One Emergency Shelter that provides individuals with a safe place to sleep. This includes: fresh linen, a locker, access to showers and laundry facilities, three meals and professional case management services. Its mission is to help families achieve independence through housing, support and resources.

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Tunnel to towers
t2t.org

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was established by the Siller family in honor of Stephen Gerard Siller, a dedicated firefighter who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1 on September 11, 2001. When he drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and found the entrance locked, he tied 60 pounds. equipment on his back and ran through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave his life to save others. Since 9/11, Tunnel to Towers has provided mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first aid families and builds smart homes for wounded veterans and first responders.

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