Glas-Weld Pledges Relief Funds for Victims of Hurricane

Oregon company develops unique program to support displaced families.

Bend, OR - Glas-Weld Systems, Inc. of Bend, Oregon today announced that it will be donating 20 percent of its glass and scratch repair kit sales* to relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims over the next 30 days. The funds will be donated to the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Hurricane Disaster Fund, which directly benefits firefighters and their families who have been displaced from their homes.

"As a company, we feel a strong social responsibility to help those in need," said Mike Boyle, president of Glas-Weld Systems, Inc. "One of our key customers is a fire fighter in Louisiana, and we heard from him first-hand about the devastation-and the efforts that emergency personnel were making to help."

He continued, "Firefighters and emergency services personnel provide such selfless action in times of national disaster that we felt this IAFF fund was a cause that could really make a difference."

According to the IAFF, many personnel in the affected areas are continuing to work on relief efforts. Their families, however, are in desperate need of transportation and housing. All of the monies donated to the IAFF Hurricane Disaster Relief will go directly to the victims and nothing will be deducted for administrative costs-IAFF staff members are conducting the fund on top of existing job duties.

*Glas-Weld Systems, Inc. offers complete kits for windshield repair and for scratch removal. The number of kits sold over the next 30 days will directly affect the amount of money donated to the IAFF Hurricane Disaster Fund. A full 20 percent of sales dollars from sales of any Glas-Weld Systems kits will go into the fund. For more information, contact Glas-Weld Systems at 800-321-2597 or visit

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