FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laguna Tools Announces $25,000 in Product to be Given to Aid Wounded Veterans in 2014, CNC and Woodworking Machine Manufacturer makes Contribution through Trade Association Fund; Urges Industry-Wide Participation.
IRVINE, California – February 20, 2014 – Catherine Helshoj, Vice President, Laguna Tools, Inc., announced the company will donate $25,000 to a fund that will benefit wounded veterans. The company will make the donation through The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®).
The AWFS is the largest national trade association for suppliers to the home and commercial furnishings industry. The organization will assist Laguna Tools in vetting and corroborating veterans who will benefit from the donation.
Laguna Tools has provided informal support to organizations that assist wounded veterans for a number of years. Their involvement with the AWFS stems from their desire to take advantage of the organization’s strength and outreach throughout the industry.
When asked about the motivation behind the contribution, Helshoj replied, “Torben [Laguna Tools’ President, Torben Helshoj] and I deeply believe that we have a moral obligation to support the people who have fought for this country.” “We hope our donation to this worthy cause will encourage the woodworking industry to join us in establishing a formal support program for our veterans.”
In order to qualify, applicants must have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, or National Guard. Both active duty and reserve organizations qualify. Applicants must have had a service related injury or disability incurred or aggravated during active military service; an honorable or medical discharge on a DD214 form; and a letter of recommendation from a commanding officer or reporting senior officer, Wounded Warriors Representative or Veteran Affairs Director. Applicants who meet the above criteria must compose a letter of at least 150 words explaining the need for the woodworking product. Before applicants are selected, all credentials must be reviewed and verified. Not all applicants are guaranteed a machine.
The corporate offices of Laguna Tools are located at 17101 Murphy Ave., Irvine, CA 92614. The company may be contacted at (949) 474-1200. The AFWS is located at 2400 E. Katella Ave., Suite 340, Anaheim, CA 92806. The organization can be reached at (800) 946-AWFS (2937) or (323) 838-9440 and also at www.awfs.org.
About Laguna Tools Laguna Tools is an Irvine, California-based manufacturer of advanced CNC machinery and award-winning band saws, table saws, edgebanders, and other woodworking equipment. The company is currently celebrating its 30th year of solution-driven sales.
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Laguna Tools – Catherine Helshoj – VP
Phone: (949) 474-0150 / (800) 234-1976