Meet the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF)
Founded in 1981, the organization helps families who are fighting some of the hardest battles of their lives! FCIF has seen an increase in needs in the past year and has set a goal to raise an additional $150,000 for 2018. They need our help!
Contribute to the ‘Helping My Fellow Man’ Campaign in one of these ways:
Giving levels are as follows:
$1,000 – Genesis
$2,000 – Bronze
$5,000 – Silver
$10,000 – Gold
$25,000 – Platinum
$50,000 – Diamond
Fundraising Chairman Larry Nagle along with the FCIF Board of Directors invites retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and associations to participate in the Helping My Fellow Man Campaign.
Grants are awarded based on need for expenses such as medical care, medications, medical supplies, and other necessities such as food, shelter, and utilities.
Companies who donate or pledge at the $500+ level by October 31 will be recognized in 4th quarter thank you ads by our media partners, such as ProInstaller Magazine. FCIF will also provide recognition for exhibitors at TISE in Jan. 2019!
Gifts will help families all over the country who have unexpected medical battles. Behind every grant is a story of crisis and perseverance—of a real person struggling through a difficult time.
Meet the Majors
“Our life is blessed thanks to the Floor Covering Industry Foundation,” shared Nancy, a recent grant recipient. Nancy and Frank Majors have been married for 50 years, and together they have raised three sons. Frank has always had a strong work ethic, and he was employed in the floor covering industry as a machine operator and mechanic for over 33 years.
He is now retired and was recently diagnosed with end-stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is a disease of the lungs. He has been on hospice care since April 2017 and must use an oxygen tank 24/7. Soon after Frank’s diagnosis, Nancy found out she has squamous cell cancer, which is a type of skin cancer. With both out of work and increasing medical bills, they were plunged into financial despair. Nancy states, “We do without simple pleasures and luxuries just to be able to handle the bills. We do the best we can.”
Unfortunately, it proved to be more than they could handle with their limited income. The grant provided by the Floor Covering Industry Foundation helped them afford basic living expenses, health insurance premiums, and hospice care each month. “The Foundation has taken away a lot of our worries,” Nancy noted, “We are very grateful.”
Hear from other recent grant recipients here.
If you know someone in need of assistance, or would like more information, visit fcif.org.