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Whether we are growing vegetables or flowers, gardening connects us to nature and provides a multitude of benefits. Lou’s Growing Green helps promote gardening in schools and senior living centers and benefits communities-at-large. Our program is named in honor of our dear friend and master gardener extraordinaire Lou Stiglitz. Read more

We support animals through a number of programs.  We help provide food through our Pet Food Pantry Fund so beloved pets can stay with their loving families..  We also support fire stations by providing oxygen masks for pets injured in fires. Read more

The fund fosters the talents of children eager to find a guiding hand to help them express their creativity and provides art education programs such as camps, in-school workshops and student mentoring by professional artists.

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Two Pet Oxygen Masks Delivered to Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department

LFAC would like to thank our volunteer Eileen De Pano and her dog Annie for delivering two pet oxygen masks to the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department here in NJ. Chief Jorge Salazar, who is pictured with Annie, said how very happy his department was to get these life saving pet masks. These masks were made possible from a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. This program is in memory of Michelle Delre.

Firehouse Subs Public and Safety Foundation and Living for a Cause partnering to save pet’s lives

Saving Pets’ Lives


Did you know that many first responder agencies do not have pet oxygen masks?

With your help, 92 pet oxygen masks were awarded to Living For a Cause, a non-profit organization in Milltown, New Jersey dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people, animals and the planet we share. The masks, made possible through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and the Michelle Delre Pet Oxygen Mask Memorial Fund, were distributed to various fire departments to resuscitate pets and treat smoke inhalation after a fire.

“Our firefighters are on the front lines dedicated to human rescue when confronted with a fire. To now have these pet oxygen masks in hand means that we can give the pets out there every fighting chance to survive.”
– Steve McConlogue, President of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey

What a Happy Ending

This is one of the masks that LFAC purchased with the Firehouse Subs grant and look how it helped to save this dog’s life.
Burlington County IAFF 3091 – Willingboro

On the evening of July 21st B Platoon was called to the Garfield Park section of town to remove a dog that was stuck in the home’s duct work under the kitchen floor. Engine 1613 and Ladder 1615’s crews, along with assistance from a Roto Rooter technician, spent over 3 hours attempting different ways to remove the dog, or get the dog to come out.

The firefighters eventually cut a portion of the floor out with a saw. Once the floor was cut they dug by hand to the vent work and cut it open where the dog was lodged in the duct.

After removing the dog from the duct, the crew then used a special oxygen mask for animals that was recently provided by the New Jersey Firefighters PFANJ to help the dog breathe better.

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