Search Icon Grey
Banner Cornerimg

Crawford/Bryant Announce Three Finalists for True Hero Award

August 14, 2013
ROCK ISLAND, IL - The community has voted three finalists into the Selection Round for the Bryant True Heroes Award. The finalists include (alphabetical order): Erika Kate Foundation, Quad City Animal Welfare Center, and QC PAWS. The 501(c)3 non-profits are vying for the True Heroes Award and a $1,000 donation from Crawford and Bryant. A total of nine non-profits were nominated and 2,047 votes were cast on-line. An independent selection committee, made up of non-Crawford employees, will make the final decision. The winning group will be announced and recognized Sept. 10th.
The remaining six nominated non-profits included: ihope, Boys and Girls Club, Relay for Life, Ann's Helping Hands, Jason's Box, and River Action.
The Bryant True Heroes program allows dedicated Bryant Dealers who do Whatever it Takes? for their customers to give back to their communities. True Heroes is just one way that our dealers can have a positive impact in their local communities by honoring local real heroes with personalized awards, recognition and charitable donations. While Bryant dealers come to the rescue with a new air conditioner on a 100-degree day or a new furnace in the middle of winter, the True Heroes are those who selflessly devote their lives to serving others.
A summary, for each of the finalists, follows:

"The mission of EKF is to help ease the emotional, spiritual, and financial burdens borne by parents of children with life-threatening heart disease." 
"The QCAWC is the only full service no-kill animal shelter in the IA/IL Quad Cities. Operating solely on donations, QCAWC's mission is to operate a shelter for homeless animals, to support spray and neuter programs to help control pet populations, and to educate the public on responsible pet ownership."
"QCPAWS is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the needs of the RI County Animal Care & Control shelter and is vital to its success. The guiding principles are to increase adoptions, reduce stray population, and help provide the best care for shelter animals."