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Furniture Mart and Unclaimed Freight Team Up with Muscular Dystrophy Association to Send Kids to Summer Camp at No Cost to Families

NEW YORK, NY, March 8, 2022 — Furniture Mart and Unclaimed Freight locations in 18 communities across South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota and will raise funds to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp program. A portion of sales from customer purchases from March 1-31, 2022, will go to support MDA's historic Summer Camp program, providing kids ages 8-17 living with muscular dystrophy or related neuromuscular diseases a chance to attend a week-long in-person sleepaway or virtual camp experience at no cost to their families.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association builds back in-person week-long summer camp for children with neuromuscular diseases.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association builds back in-person week-long summer camp for children with neuromuscular diseases.

The MDA Summer Camp experience offers children living with neuromuscular disease, a chance to learn vital life skills, create life-long friendships, gain independence, and learn to advocate for themselves in a supportive environment with their peers.

"This campaign with MDA comes at the perfect time," said Mark Millage, Director of Community Relations at Furniture Mart. "As we emerge from the pandemic, now more than ever, the summer camp experience helps children return to a sense of normalcy. In partnership with our customers, we want to ensure that every child who wants to attend MDA Summer Camp will do so this year."

"Kids living with disabilities face daily challenges that can make ‘just being a kid' difficult," said Cheryl Kunkle, Vice President of Retail and Hospitality at MDA. "With the generous support of partners like Furniture Mart and Unclaimed Freight and their employees and customers, the summer camp program provides the opportunity for kids living with neuromuscular disease to learn skills that will empower them throughout their lives, in an environment without barriers. We welcome Furniture Mart and Unclaimed Freight to the MDA mission."

This is the first year Furniture Mart and Unclaimed Freight and its customers have partnered with MDA in support of its shared mission to fund research, care, and advocacy for families living with neuromuscular diseases.

To learn more about the MDA Summer Camp program and how to get involved, visit mda.org/summer-camp.

About Furniture Mart and Unclaimed Freight

Family-owned and operated for more than 40 years, Furniture Mart and Unclaimed Freight Furniture stores are located in 18 communities across South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. The company is proud to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the children and families impacted by neuromuscular disease.

About Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA's mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives. For more information, visit mda.org.

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