A Pittsburgh based, family owned and operated business since 1980, Gillece Services has been successfully providing the city and its surrounding areas with quality Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical services. As a successful Pittsburgh business, they are also very passionate about their personal responsibility of supporting their local communities. Says Owner, Tom Gillece, “When we found out about the ‘Paws For The Cause Event,’ we were anxious to get involved. And, we were more than happy to donate one our most elite performance furnaces as an auction item, knowing that funds raised will benefit Officer Kuzak’s heroic actions and his future.”

Gillece’s Elite 95% Performance Furnace (G95) is a high efficiency gas furnace with two-stage heating and a multi-speed circulating blower that provides efficient and economical performance. The 95% AFUE rating means that 95 cents of every $1.00 of heating energy expense warms your home. (Some older central heating systems are rated at 60% AFUE.) The exceptional furnace features – dual-diameter tubular heat exchanger; two-stage gas valve with Dual$aver™ technology; 110V Silicon Nitride igniter; control board with self-diagnostics, color-coded low-voltage terminals, and provisions for electronic air cleaner and 24-volt humidifiers; and a 10 Year Parts Warranty and 5 Year Labor Warranty with Custom Ductwork Install. www.gillece.com

“Paws for the Cause” is being held this Saturday, August 27, 2011, at the Peterswood Park Amphitheater and features Shorty Rossi (“Pit Boss”) from Animal Planet’s hit television show Pit Boss. Everyone is encouraged to bring their dogs to this family event. A $15.00 donation is the admission fee in return for listening to key speakers, K9 demonstrations, a “Paws Walk,” and a “Paws for the Cause” limited edition T-shirt. K9 experts will be on hand to answer any questions and there will be raffles, auctions, music and entertainment for everyone. Great food is sure to be enjoyed as “Two Brothers” serve up an all-you-can-eat BBQ for just $10! Your family, friends, and dogs are welcome to meet Shorty and his best friend Hercules. For more event information, go to http://www.officerjimkuzak.com/Paws%20flyer.htm.

Jim’s story – “On April 4th 2011, Patrolman Jim Kuzak and fellow officers of the Clairton Police Department answered a home invasion call in the City of Clairton. Upon arrival, Officer Kuzak was shot five times and critically wounded by two suspects as they fled the scene. Sustaining gunshot wounds to the chest, arm and side which severely injured his lung and spine, Officer Kuzak is recovering from his injuries as he begins a journey down a very long road to rehabilitation and recovery.” Please learn more about the courage of James Kuzak and the many ways you can help at: www.officerjimkuzak.com