LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF), a Livonia, Michigan-based nonprofit devoted to assisting Michigan soldiers and their families, announced today that Kowalski Sausage Company recently made a $45,000 donation to help local veterans.
Michael Kowalski, President of Kowalski Sausage Company, has been a proud supporter of veterans and veteran charities over the years. In recent times, Kowalski has sent care packages to U.S. troops deployed in Iraq.
Michael's grandfather, Steve Kowalski, who led the sausage company in the 1950s, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Steve was sent home on hardship status to help care for the family business when his father, Zygmund, co-founder of Kowalski Sausage Company, became ill. Agnes Kowalski, Zygmund's wife, the other co-founder, helped Zygmund launch Kowalski Sausage Company in Hamtramck, Michigan in 1920.
"Kowalski Sausage Company is proud to support our veterans for the many sacrifices they have made," said President Michael Kowalski. "We have always felt an obligation to give back to those who have given us so much."
Established in 2006, the FWSF, an all-volunteer organization, provides financial support and assistance, from medical expenses to housing costs, for Michigan veterans and their families.
"We appreciate the support and generosity of Kowalski Sausage Company," said Dr. Lynn Phillips, Director of The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund. "The Kowalski family has donated to many local causes over the years, and we are proud that they support our veterans."
For more information on Kowalski Sausage Company, visit www.kowality.com.
About The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF)
Established in 2006, the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF) is a Livonia, Mich. based nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping those veterans (and their families) in Michigan who return from the Iran and Afghanistan campaigns and find themselves in need of financial support and assistance related to a variety of areas, from medical expenses to housing costs. FWSF members are a diverse collection of concerned people from Michigan's business and private sectors. For more information, please visit www.fwsf.org.
About Kowalski Sausage Company
Emigrating from Poland to America was the way to a dream life. Agnes and Zygmund Kowalski both believed this and began their careers as owners of a small grocery store on Chene Street in Detroit, Michigan. Wanting to bring their favorite foods from the old country to the USA, they added a smokehouse to the store and production of Polish Kielbasa and other sausages began. Demand grew and a factory was built on Holbrook Avenue in Hamtramck, Michigan in 1920. Kowality sets Kowalski product apart from the competition, as well as the continued use of hardwood chips to smoke our famous old-world recipes. In the 95 years Kowalski has been in business, we have not changed our secret family recipes. For more information about Kowalski, please visit www.kowality.com.
Dr. Lynn Phillips
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