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Trio Unite to Serve Tampa Families and Pets in Need


Seaport Storage Channelside partners with Pets for Patriots in Memorial Day community pet food drive to benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Tampa, FL, May 07, 2011 --(PR.com)-- To honor our nation’s fallen heroes, Seaport Storage Channelside in Tampa Bay is sponsoring a pet food drive on behalf of Pets for Patriots, Inc., a not-for-profit that connects at-risk shelter pets with service and veteran members of the United States military. Proceeds of the drive will be donated to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for distribution to families in need.

“We here at Seaport Storage are committed to giving back to the community,” says Brian Nulph, Seaport Storage Manager, “With your donations we can team up together and not only help the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, but our troops and veterans as well.”

Donors are asked to give bags or cans of dog and cat food. All brands are accepted, and partially used bags of food are welcome if they are unspoiled and properly secured. Donations will be collected through May 27, after which they will be delivered to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for sorting and distribution.

“Pets are members of the family and often go hungry when their caretakers struggle financially,” says Beth Zimmerman, executive director of Pets for Patriots. “When Seaport Storage approached us to organize a pet food drive, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the community while supporting our local program adoption partner, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.”

According to 2011 USDA figures, more than three million people in Florida are food insecure, at times lacking access to enough nutritionally adequate food to feed their families. When people have to choose between feeding their loved ones or the family dog or cat, the pet suffers.

“In 2010, we gave away over 470,000 pounds of free food to keep animals in the Tampa Bay area from going hungry,” says Sherry Silk, executive director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “We really appreciate Pets for Patriots and the Seaport Storage Channelside helping us in this cause of keeping animals with their owners so that they do not have to be turned into shelters.”

Collection bins are located in Seaport Channelside’s building lobby as well as in its leasing office at 1120 E Twiggs Street in Tampa Bay.

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About Seaport Storage Channelside
Seaport Storage features state of the art storage units, quality customer service and affordable pricing. Seaport is an air-conditioned facility located on the top floor of the Seaport Channelside apartment community. Our facility offers many amenities to make your storage experience easy and enjoyable. Visit www.FloridaStorageSolution.com for more information.
Media contact: Brian Nulph, Seaport Storage 813-223-1001

About Pets for Patriots
Pets for Patriots, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) charity that helps military members honorably adopt adult and at-risk shelter pets, giving the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and person. Pets for Patriots is one of the only organizations in the country dedicated to hard-to-place homeless animals and veterans at any stage of their careers. The charity is a proud member of the Army AW2 Wounded Warrior Program national community support network, a national partner of the Real Warriors Campaign and is listed by the National Resource Directory for ill and wounded veterans. Visit www.petsforpatriots.org for more information.

Media contact: Beth Zimmerman, Executive Director 516-670-8446

About the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Dedicated to the welfare of all animals because of their intrinsic value and rights, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay was originally founded in 1912 and is one of the oldest animal rescue organizations in Florida. The Humane Society relies solely on funds from program revenue, grants, special events and donations from individuals and groups in the Tampa Bay community. Visit www.humanesocietytampa.org or call 813-876-7138 for more information.

Media contact:
Sherry Silk, Executive Director 813-876-7138
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Pets for Patriots, Inc.
Beth Zimmerman
877-473-8223
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www.petsforpatriots.org

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