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Couto Construction Donates 200+ Backpacks in Back-to-School Campaign

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- Couto Construction, a group of exterior home experts, is truly a company that cares. Its company is rooted in family values and it's an important part of their mission to give back. That's why they decided to help area schools and kids to get ready for the academic year ahead. They pledged to donate five backpacks for every new job sold. The campaign ended on August 31 and they donated more than 200.

Couto Construction will drop the backpacks off at the Balanced Learning Center in Fall River and they'll be distributed to many schools in the Southcoast area, including Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Fall River, and New Bedford.

The Balanced Learning Center prides itself on working collaboratively with community partners to create a healthier, safer place where people can thrive.

Sara Rodrigues, executive director, Balanced Learning Center, said, "The donation of these backpacks will go towards furthering our partnership with area schools. They will be filled with school supplies as well as needed personal items for our homeless youth enrolling in our schools. Thank you, Couto Construction, for helping us support our community."

Couto Construction was happy to be part of this project because they know that kids are the future and they're passionate about their education.

"We're happy to contribute and to give back to our community," Jason Couto, co-owner Couto Construction, says. "Our team wants every child to be equipped with the tools that they need to be successful when going back to school; we're proud to make an impact."

About Couto Construction:

Couto Construction provides home improvement services to help families have worry-free home improvement projects. Founded in 1987, it is a dream realized for Portuguese immigrant Gil Couto. Couto Construction has built its reputation on being a trusted and knowledgeable contractor in Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Its services include roofing, siding, gutters and more. Now a second-generation owned company led by two of Gil's sons, Jason and Derek, they continue to change the construction industry by giving customers the high level of service they deserve. They do this through innovation, community and safety.

Learn more: https://www.coutoconstruction.com/

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FormFree raises $55,000 for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia at its third annual Heroes Golf Classic

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® today announced that it raised $54,705 to benefit the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross at its annual Heroes Golf Classic charity golf tournament. Now in its third year, the September 9 event brought together volunteers and 84 at the Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course in Buford, Georgia to raise funds for local blood drives, humanitarian aid and educational programs.

The American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides direct service to 23 Georgia counties by supporting the collection, testing and distribution of blood and blood components in the region, providing emergency resources for military families, facilitating lifesaving training and helping communities impacted by disasters.

FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler joined the organization's board of directors in 2017, and FormFree was named the chapter's 2021 Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year.

"I truly believe that giving is the highest form of living, so it is with great joy that FormFree gives back to the local community through the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia," said Chandler. "Thank you to all the FormFree friends who gave time and funds by volunteering, sponsoring and playing in the 2022 Heroes Golf Classic. By giving back to those in need, we all gained purpose through service. There is nothing more valuable than that."

"The Heroes Golf Classic is FormFree's largest annual fundraiser for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, but FormFree's contributions are not limited to this event. FormFree champions our mission year-round through in-office blood drives and employee volunteer work," said Marlon Trone, executive director of the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia. "The $55,000 raised at this year's Heroes Golf Classic goes to show how our partnership with FormFree broadens our ability to serve military families and those affected by disasters in the Northeast Georgia region and beyond."

FormFree is grateful to the following corporate sponsors for their generous support of the 2022 Heroes Golf Classic:

* Wells Fargo

* MCT

* Ameris Bank

* HomeScout

* Lenders One

* DepthPR

* Gateway Compliance

* Northpointe Bank

* Synovus Bank

* MX

About FormFree®

As the industry's go-to provider for direct-source VOA and VOI/E data, FormFree helps lenders understand credit risk like never before. Our patented AccountChek® and Passport® products open doors to more inclusive credit decisioning by revealing each customer's true ability to pay (ATP®). We have completed over $3 trillion in loan verifications that help lenders lower operating costs while improving the borrower experience.

For more information, visit https://www.formfree.com/ or follow FormFree on LinkedIn.

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles

Kauai Humane Society to be the Beneficiary of Children’s Sing-along Book Sales

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Children's sing-along book author and vocalist Bridget Burton will donate $5 from every book bundle sale to the Kauai Humane Society (KHS), starting August 22, 2022. A special "give back" page on the book's website will keep track of purchases of "Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai's Beloved Pup" (ISBN: 978-0996216050) hard cover print and companion digital version bundle.

Twenty-five percent of sales through this special page will be donated to KHS through year-end in support of their pet adoption programs.

"I have enjoyed the years of connecting with this organization and being a dog lover all my life, it's a pleasure to be able to give back through sales of the book," said Burton. She added that, "When I learned about KHS's off-island pet adoption programs, I felt that was the place that could make the most difference."

"Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai's Beloved Pup" is a children's illustrated book set in Kauai and based on Bridget's dog Annie, an English Springer Spaniel. It features Annie's adventures throughout the island of Kauai as she canoes, ziplines, surfs, and even enjoys a luau with a Shih Tzu.

In its digital version children can read, or join Bridget who sings the verses, accompanied by Hawaiian steel guitar and ukulele.

The Kauai Humane Society's Executive Director Nicole Crane is delighted to accept these donations. "Our off-island adoption endeavor, Mission Mainland 2.0, recently came to an end with the successful adoption of 125 pets. We would like to continue that effort and the news of Burton's 'give back' program will certainly help us do that." With the costs on the rise for all aspects of their programs, this no-kill shelter with a high-population of pets is looking for ways to encourage and pay for off-island adoptions and reach as many people on the West Coast as possible.

In addition to the monetary donations, Burton is sending press releases to West Coast news outlets, posting on social media, and is donating Hawaiian bandanas for the next 100 pets adopted.

To purchase a book bundle to benefit KHS, readers can visit: https://www.anniekailani.com/KHS/.

To find out more about Mission Mainland 2.0, visit: https://kauaihumane.org/.

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The Old Saloon of Emigrant, MT hosts Ryan Bingham for Benefit Concert

EMIGRANT, Mont. -- The Old Saloon and Ryan Bingham, acclaimed country music singer songwriter and Walker on the hit show "Yellowstone," partnered to support the Park and Madison counties from recent catastrophic flood damage.

"We were thrilled to host Ryan on our stage and blown-away by his generosity to donate his time for the cause," says Brett Evje, co-owner of the renowned Old Saloon establishment. "Having the additional support of Outriders Presents, and the large financial contributions of Simkins-Hallin, and the numerous people who rose to the occasion means a lot to the community."

"On behalf of the many individuals in Park County this fund will help, I want to extend my deep gratitude to everyone at the Old Saloon and Ryan Bingham for their generous support of the SW Montana Flood Relief Fund and the people of Park County. Over the past weeks, I have been witness to an incredible display of people helping people - the epitome of the Montana Spirit. This gift from the Old Saloon and the generosity of Ryan Bingham is an example of that way of life we all love and the reason we call Montana home," proclaims Gavin Clark, Park County Community Foundation executive director.

In the hours following the flooding, the Southwest Montana Flood Relief Fund- serving Park County, was collaboratively launched between Greater Gallatin United Way and the Park County Community Foundation to support communities affected by the severe flooding in June.

So far, the Southwest Montana Flood Relief Fund has raised over 1 million dollars from over 1,000 donors. The fund is providing financial assistance for home/business property damage, clean-up efforts, emergency evacuation reimbursement, and other crisis needs. Over $800,000 has been distributed.

Those wishing to help people most impacted by the flooding in Southwest Montana are encouraged to donate to this fund by texting Flood22 to 41-444. To donate online go to https://www.greatergallatinunitedway.org/ or https://www.pccf-montana.org/.

For people who have been affected by the flooding and need financial assistance, please fill out the Funding Request Form for the SWMT Flood Relief Fund on Greater Gallatin United Way's website or call the Park County Community Foundation at 406-224-3920.

About The Old Saloon:

Established in 1902, The Old Saloon is a classic western bar and eatery that not only offers great food, cold beer & whiskey but also hosts big name music during the summer and local music all year round.

Learn more: https://www.oldsaloonmt.com/

210 Railroad Lane, Emigrant, Montana 59027

406.333.4482

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Petco Love Invests $12,500 in the Sacramento SPCA to Expand Lifesaving Support for Pets Affected by Disaster

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento SPCA announced today that they received a $12,500 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love, to expand their lifesaving support for animals affected by disaster in Northern California. A special check celebration was held at the Petco retail store located at 855 E. Bidwell Street in Folsom, Calif., on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 2 p.m.

The Sacramento SPCA has positioned itself as a lifesaving resource for animals in need as devastating wildfires have continued to affect regions all over Northern California.

"We realized several fire seasons ago that one of the best services we can provide here in Sacramento is to help clear out the available animals in shelters closest to impacted regions," said Kenn Altine, Sacramento SPCA CEO. In 2021, more than 460 animals were transferred from other shelters to the Sacramento SPCA, including areas affected by the Dixie, Caldor, and Monument Fires.

"We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with the Petco Folsom store and Petco Love to support our lifesaving work," said Altine. "With this $12,500 grant investment, we can provide crates and other emergency supplies to shelters housing displaced animals while people try to put their worlds back together."

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations - like ours - across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.

"Our investment in the Sacramento SPCA is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized," said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. "Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year launch anniversary of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets."

As the only full-service 100% non-profit animal shelter in the Sacramento region, the Sacramento SPCA relies on donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations to support their lifesaving work. They are local, independent, and do not receive funding from state or local government agencies.

For more information about the Sacramento SPCA visit https://www.sspca.org Learn more about Petco Love here: https://petcolove.org.

About the Sacramento SPCA:

Founded in 1892, the Sacramento SPCA has been providing homeless animals with individual comfort, shelter, and love for more than 130 years. They provide compassionate medical care to tens of thousands of animals annually and offer a variety of programs and services designed to keep people and pets together for life.

Visit https://www.sspca.org/ or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Petco Love:

Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we've empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We've helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.

Our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Join us. Visit https://petcolove.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.

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https://www.sspca.org

https://petcolove.org

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Whipple Service Champions Honors Our Warriors by Providing a New A/C to Military Veteran

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Whipple Service Champions is a top HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, and Drain company servicing the Wasatch Front area. For over 75 years, Whipple Service Champions has hired and supported military members in the community.

Whipple Service Champions is currently taking hundreds of nominations from the Wasatch Front community to select a military recipient during its first annual A/C giveaway. Veterans, active duty and reserve military members are all eligible to be nominated. The winner will be announced on August 17th. The date of install will be within two weeks of the announcement date based on the needs of the recipient.

Regarding the overall goal of the campaign, Whipple Chief Value Officer Dennis Ewing says, "Too often many of us take the sacrifices that led to our independence and current freedoms for granted. As a company, we want to go above and beyond the normal discounts and appreciations. This year, we want to truly give back to those that serve our country."

In addition to actively hiring veterans of all military branches, Whipple Service Champions also gives additional discounts to all military members and first responders. Whipple is a proud official partner of Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information, please visit their website at https://WhippleThatAway.com/

Veteran nominations can be done here: https://whippleplumbing.com/nominate-a-veteran/

About Whipple Service Champions:

Whipple Service Champions provides plumbing, heating, drain cleaning and electrical services on the Wasatch Front. Whipple guarantees all work, provides upfront pricing, and has an A+ Rating from the BBB and over 5,000 reviews on Google.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit https://whippleplumbing.com/, or call 801-444-FAST (3278).

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ACE Home Services Honors Our Warriors by Providing a New AC to an Active Military Member on July 27, 2022

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- ACE Home Services is a top HVAC and Plumbing company servicing the Phoenix Metro area. For years since it was founded, they have provided homes with quality AC and Heating facility maintenance, equipment installation, and repair, ensuring smooth operation in homes. This veteran operated company is proud to support and hire military members for over 25 years.

For the third annual A/C Veteran Giveaway, ACE Home Services has taken close to a hundred nominations from the Phoenix Metro community to select another military member. We are proud that each year the community steps up and participates in helping those that make the ultimate sacrifice.

This year, we are proud to announce the winner as Petty Officer First Class Devin Munyon, an active-duty Navy recruiter.

Petty Officer First Class Munyon is active-duty in the U.S. Navy and has been serving our great nation for 14 years. During his time in service, he has earned a total of 14 medals. Petty Officer First Class Munyon Devin is a native to Arizona and loves the fact that as a recruiter, he is able to work in AZ and help young men and women sign up and change their lives like someone helped him so long ago. ACE Home Services will be providing and installing a brand new a/c unit for Petty Officer First Class Munyon and his family on July 27, 2022. We thank him for his service and everything he continues to do for all of us.

The President of ACE Home Services, John Trimble served as an Army Infantryman and then a Special Forces Officer - or Green Beret - for more than 13 years. Working closely with various international special operations units, John primarily worked counterterror and counter drug operations across multiple deployments to Afghanistan and South America, receiving two Bronze Star medals, a Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge amongst other awards and citations. Prior to being medically retired as a Major, John's final military assignment was serving as an advisor and lead strategist for a senior military commander at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

The Director of Marketing, James Sesay, is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Regarding the overall goal of the campaign, James says, "Too often many of us take the sacrifices that led to our independence and current freedoms for granted. As a company, we want to go above and beyond the normal discounts and appreciations. Each year, we want to truly give back to those that serve our country."

In addition to actively hiring veterans of all military branches, ACE Home Services also gives additional discounts to all military members and first responders.

About ACE Home Services:

With an A+ rating from the BBB, ACE Home Services provides support for businesses and homes in more than 28 cities. They offer air-conditioning installation, maintenance and repair, heating equipment placement, bathroom remodeling, water softeners and heaters, water leak protection, heating replacement, and a range of additional services. They are fast, efficient, reliable, experienced, highly reliable, and they always put the customers first in all they do.

For more information, please visit the website: https://acehomeaz.com/about-us/.

A brief testimonial can be found here: https://youtu.be/9m6LxrjdogU

AZ Family News covered the 2021 giveaway here: https://youtu.be/dO30Y_7pjU4

Local FOX 10 News covered the 2020 giveaway here: https://youtu.be/lFzMccDIYws

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities, Transportation

Move For Hunger and Graebel Companies Renew their Partnership to Aid Food Insecure Communities

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. -- Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, and Graebel Companies, Inc. a leading provider of global talent and workplace mobility solutions, have renewed their partnership to continue the fight against hunger in the United States.

Graebel joined Move For Hunger as a partner in 2016 and continues to be an active partner through events like the Move 2 Fight Hunger Challenge. Last fall this virtual activity challenge had more than 350 Graebel employees across 11 countries move a total of 11,000 miles through exercise which assisted in providing 47,000 meals to food banks and those facing hunger. Since this partnership began, Graebel has helped provide more than 100,000 meals to those in need. They also continue to be active in the Move For Hunger race team, turning their miles into meals to fight food insecurity.

"We are very pleased to continue our relationship with Move For Hunger," said Ben Ivory, senior vice president of Sustainability at Graebel, "We understand the urgent need to address food insecurity in many communities and thank Move for Hunger for their leadership in creating a meaningful difference for so many individuals in need."

Move For Hunger was founded in 2009 by Adam Lowy and now has a network of over 1,100 moving companies, many of the world's leading relocation management companies, and more than 3,000 multi-family apartment communities. All of these organizations help in the fight to end hunger by collecting food items and delivering them to local food banks in the United States and Canada.

"Graebel Companies proves time and time again their dedication to fighting hunger," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "They continuously encourage their employees to get active in Move For Hunger initiatives, as well as sponsor those initiatives. Their support is so appreciated."

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger, a 501(c)(3), is working to end hunger and food waste in America. 42 million Americans struggle with hunger while 35% of the food produced in this country goes to waste. By mobilizing moving companies, multifamily apartment communities, corporations, and volunteers, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 27 million pounds of food to food banks - providing 23 million meals for those in need.

Get your company involved by registering to hold a food drive, fundraiser, or team building opportunity. Visit Move For Hunger to learn more about their work at https://www.moveforhunger.org/

About Graebel Companies, Inc.:

Graebel Companies, Inc. is a leading provider of global talent and workplace mobility solutions for some of the world's largest and most recognized brands and their employees in 165 countries. Since its founding in 1950, Graebel has innovated and grown to deliver excellent relocation service and results for clients, all while remaining family-owned and focused on people-first mobility. With custom technology solutions, Graebel develops and implements mobility strategies that help companies attract and retain talent; respond faster to global market trends; maximize return on mobility programs; and create exceptional experiences that make global talent mobility more humane and as seamless as possible. As a full-service relocation management company (RMC), Graebel addresses every part of the mobility lifecycle for employers and employees, including services for departure and move management, destination, settling-in, and ongoing assignments. For more information, visit www.Graebel.com. Here's to the world ahead®️.

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Mazza Recycling Hosts First Annual Truck Pull with Move For Hunger, Providing 50,000 Meals to Those in Need

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J. -- Mazza Recycling, an award-winning, family-owned and operated company specializing in waste & recycling services, and Move For Hunger, a national hunger relief non-profit organization, teamed up to host their first annual truck pull on June 4, 2022 to raise awareness of hunger and how it impacts New Jersey's communities.

The family-friendly event was held at the Mazza Recycling Center in Tinton Falls where the public could partake in a day full of food, rides, vendors, and the opportunity to pull a moving truck in the fastest time at Mazza's facility. The event helped raise over $20,000 to fight hunger in New Jersey and nationwide which will provide more than 50,000 meals to those in need.

"All of our lines of business, and everything that we do at Mazza Recycling is based on cultivating a sustainable future for the next generation," said Jimmy Mazza, President & CEO, Mazza Recycling. "We are proud to partner with Move for Hunger and raise money for the cause of keeping unused food out of the landfill."

When participating in the signature event, the Truck Pull, teams of about 10 people pull a rope attached to a moving truck 100 feet across the finish line. First place was awarded to Mazza Muscle with a time of 18.36 seconds. Following in a close second was Party Perfect at 18.60 seconds and third place went to El Jefe Team (Mazza) at 18.70 seconds.

"This was one of the tightest Truck Pull competitions we have ever hosted," said Adam Lowy, Executive Director and Founder of Move For Hunger. "Congrats to our winners from Mazza, but more importantly a thank you to Mazza for being our hosts as well. It was such a great day filled with rides, laughter, and fun."

Lowy continued, "In New Jersey, over 700,000 people and 1 in 10 children don't know where their next meal is coming from. We are very appreciative of the support from an amazing partner in our local community. We had such an amazing time helping host the event and raising awareness."

Sponsors of the event included: Global Komatsu as the Glove Sponsor, Waste Management for sponsoring the games, Connor, Strong, & Buckelew for sponsoring the Ice Cream Truck, and Big G Movers who provided the truck to pull, Van Dyk, Withum, Campbell Petrie, Littler, Comerica Bank, and Norris McLaughlin.

About Move For Hunger:

Move For Hunger, a 501(c)(3), is working to end hunger and food waste in America. 42 million Americans struggle with hunger while 35% of the food produced in this country goes to waste. By mobilizing moving companies, multifamily apartment communities, corporations, and volunteers, Move For Hunger has delivered nearly 28 million pounds of food to food banks - providing 23 million meals for those in need.

Get your company involved by registering to hold a food drive, fundraiser, or team building opportunity. Visit Move For Hunger to learn more about their work at www.moveforhunger.org

About Mazza Recycling Center:

Mazza Recycling is a family-owned and operated company specializing in waste & recycling services in New Jersey. Mazza brings over 200 years of combined managerial experience in the waste management industry, and constantly strives to maintain the highest quality services, keep up with the latest industry trends and regulations, and improve the environment in the community. Mazza assures its customers cost-effective solutions that are environmentally friendly, safe, and hassle-free. Our client-centric mentality has helped establish Mazza Recycling as one of top waste and recycling company in New Jersey.

Mazza Recycling Services has several related entities, which include Mazza Scrap Recycling (MSR) and Mazza Mulch. MSR operates a scrap metal recycling yard in Neptune, New Jersey. Mazza Mulch, Inc. operates a NJDEP permitted Class B facility which manufactures high quality landscape products which include mulch, compost and topsoil through the recycling of natural and organic products, such as tree parts and brush.

Related link: https://moveforhunger.org/

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Business, Free News Articles, Global Aid and Disaster Relief, Manufacturing

Mobile Truck Mounted Medical POD to Aid Sick and Wounded Ukrainian Civilians Hand Off Event to United Help Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Pacific Engineering Inc. (PEI) has joined forces with United Help Ukraine (UHU), Gaithersburg, MD to take a small, but critical step to provide much-needed care to Kharkiv's sick and wounded. PEI is honored to make a contribution to UHU by donating a truck-mounted Rapid On Demand - Portable Medical Platform (ROD-PMP™) to provide emergency medical assistance in Ukraine.

This is an urgent need as thousands of sick and wounded civilians and refugees urgently need medical care. The dire need for medical care is felt especially in "de-occupied territories in the beleaguered Kharkiv region," said Maryna Baydyuk, President of UHU.

UHU & PEI are conducting a handoff event in front of the Holodomor Memorial, Washington, DC on June 21, 2022, at 3 p.m. ET.

The memorial is located near the U.S. Capitol at the intersection of North Capitol St. and Massachusetts Ave. This location was chosen due to the historical significance of the Holodomor Memorial to five plus million Victims of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide during 1932-33. This memorial has become a rallying point for US-Ukraine popular opposition against the Russian/Ukraine war. PEI's PODs can be a game changer for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, reaching large numbers of people in a short amount of time.

PEI, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, first transformed the unique, lightweight, sandwich-composite technology, originally built for other purposes developed by using Navy Small Business Innovative Research initiatives, into safe and transportable COVID-19 testing PODS in 2020. The mobile PODS were deployed and used in Washington DC, Baltimore, MD Virginia Beach, VA and Omaha and Lincoln, NE during the height of the pandemic. Rear Admiral Osie V. Combs, Jr., USN (Ret.), President of PEI stressed the truck-mounted unit is part of a series of mobile units, including trailer-mounted and portable units that can be repurposed and provided to UHU for rapid deployment to Ukraine.

UHU was started in 2014 by a small group of people who had a personal connection to Ukraine in Washington, DC. UHU has been actively providing aid through services such as medical supplies (first aid kits and hospital equipment), personal protection equipment for medical and survival needs, portable surgical lighting, and armored ambulances.

In all, approximately 45 tons of supplies have been shipped to Ukraine with the continued assistance and hard work of UHU members and supporters. UHU provides medical aid and humanitarian relief to brave Ukrainians defending themselves. Its dozens of volunteers have prepared and shipped more than 7,000 medical kits for Ukrainian soldiers and collected thousands of pounds of food and medical supplies for civilians.

"When the Russian invasion began, we were appalled by the deliberate devastation of Ukrainian medical facilities. We immediately began to consider how we could apply our experience from developing COVID-19 PODS, expertise, and technology to help Ukrainians treat their wounded and sick civilians," Combs added.

PEI's mobile PODs can be available to communities, hospitals, agencies, NGO's and humanitarian organizations throughout the United States. The truck-mounted POD is outfitted with two clinic-type treatment areas as well as ample cabinet storage for medical supplies. Its extreme mobility allows the POD to move to numerous locations easily, quickly, and efficiently. Our design and manufacturing facility stands ready to provide POD systems within weeks of order placement.

All POD units utilize composite materials which have excellent properties that are lightweight, corrosion resistant, and easy to maintain. These units are deployable in all seasons, environments and are designed to be used for portable hospitals. PEI has designed the truck-mounted POD that can be customized to meet specific user needs and a focus to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

ABOUT PEI:

Pacific Engineering, Inc. (PEI), is a high-tech small business located outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since 1998, PEI has been a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced composite structures.

Learn more https://www.peipods.com

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