K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of conflicts and war after 9/11, has honored Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation by naming a new warrior dog-in-training Liberty.
K9s For Warriors is one of the veterans organizations selected for a grant of $10,000 under the Masco Corporation Foundation and Masco Veterans Initiative "America’s Heroes: A Million Thanks.” Liberty Hardware is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation.
‘Liberty’, the 10-month-old Golden mix, is currently in training at the facility’s Ponte Vedra Beach Florida location and will soon be matched with a veteran in need. The training period is different for each dog, but lasts anywhere from one to three months. K9s For Warriors said 95% of its canines come from rescue shelters and ‘Liberty’ was rescued from Gwinnett County Animal Control in Georgia.
“We are humbled and honored to have a K9s For Warriors best friend named for our company,” said Jennifer Shoffner, vice president of human resources, Liberty Hardware. “We look forward to seeing how ‘Liberty’ the dog helps enhance the life of one of our nation’s heroes. Our service men and women sacrifice so much for our country and our company enjoys doing its small part in helping make that transition a little easier.”
“America’s Heroes: A Million Thanks” initiative is targeting more than $1 million in support to over 50 veteran-focused organizations that provide affordable and physically accessible housing, education, job training and employment initiatives and related military support services. Liberty Hardware also recently announced a grant of $25,000 to Homes For Our Troops, a non-profit organization that assists severely injured military service members and their immediate families by coordinating the process of building new or adapting existing homes to accommodate physical limitations. The grant also includes an additional $25,000 worth of product donations.
Since 1942, Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation has built its reputation by offering high quality decorative and functional hardware products at an exceptional value. The company, a subsidiary of Masco companies, proudly offers its extensive line of hardware products through fine retail outlets and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) distribution channels across the country. The company’s headquarters is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Its website is www.libertyhardware.com.