June 13, 2011 – Webster, NY – Chamberlin Rubber has given a gift of $12,500, to the CDS Foundation for the SALUTE Program, to help support a veteran in transition.

“We are honored to have Chamberlin Rubber supporting the veterans in CDS’ SALUTE Program for the second year in a row,” stated Sankar Sewnauth, CDS President/CEO. “Their contribution will enable us to support one veteran, and their family, as they transition back to civilian life.  We cannot thank them enough for their kind generosity.”

“The Warrior Salute program is an opportunity to do a little for those who have sacrificed a lot,” commented Bill Lanigan, President of Chamberlin Rubber.

The CDS Foundation helps provide money for otherwise unfunded areas of need for CDS, Inc.   For over 34 years, CDS has been a leader in offering both quality and choice of services to people with developmental disabilities. CDS provides service coordination, residential, employment, and day-habilitation services throughout Monroe and Wayne County.   Most recently, CDS started the SALUTE program.

SALUTE helps service members and their families regain their lives and dreams by providing quality employment opportunities, as well as clinical and rehabilitative services. This program is 100% funded by donations, which allows our veterans with service-connected brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to transition back to civilian life through physical and occupational therapy, vocational training and job placement assistance, resume preparation and employment counseling, independent living skills training, individual and group counseling, art and music therapy, and temporary housing.  For more information on CDS’ SALUTE program, please visit www.cdswarriorsalute.org

Chamberlin Rubber Company, Inc. is a converter, supplier and sub assembler of industrial/commercial rubber products such as die cut gaskets, seals and strips for use in passenger rail cars as well as other applications.  Chamberlin also manufactures ChamFlex® hose assemblies and kits for use in HVAC systems.  For more than 135 years Chamberlin has evolved to meet the needs of its customers providing them with quality products and superior customer service.