Manfrotto Distribution & Kata Partner with Wounded Nature to Support Veteran-Focused Initiative


posted Friday, November 11, 2011 at 2:40 PM EST

Manfrotto's logo. Click here to visit the Manfrotto Distribution website!Photography Industry Leader Promises $5 Donation to Charity for All Purchases & Registrations

RAMSEY, N.J., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNeawswire via COMTEX/ -- Manfrotto Distribution and Kata have partnered with the charity, Wounded Nature - Working Veterans, for a special promotion in which Manfrotto Distribution will donate $5 to Wounded Nature for each Kata product purchased and registered at A non-profit entity known for cleaning up rural beaches and estuaries on the East Coast, Wounded Nature employs wounded veterans and assists them in obtaining their first post-service civilian job. The goal for this project is to reach $20,000 in total donations by February 2012.

Rudy Socha, CEO of Wounded Nature, states, "This is a perfect fit for both of our companies. Our work cleaning beaches and protecting wildlife will benefit wildlife photographers. The public relations work our veteran's perform to educate the public about reducing litter everywhere will improve photo shots for all photographers."

"We are extremely honored to participate in this promotion with Wounded Nature, and hope to help as many of our veterans as possible find employment in this tough economy, says Doug Feldner, Manfrotto Category Manager, Cases, Bags and Protective Solutions. "This partnership is ideal as not only will we be assisting our American heroes, but we will also be working toward persevering beaches and wildlife to ensure continued great experiences and photographs for generations to come."

About Manfrotto Distribution
Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger, Lastolite and Litepanels. As the U.S. distributor of National Geographic, Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Genus, Rotatrim and Datacolor, which are available nationwide through an extensive network of authorized dealers, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Hong Kong, China and Japan.

About Wounded Nature - Working Veterans.
Wounded nature - Working Veterans is a Charleston, SC based 501c3 non-profit focused on cleaning beaches, promoting recycling and assisting veterans to obtain their first civilian job. Starting in 2012 they will have 5 houseboats utilizing veterans to clean beaches, visit military bases and hospitals, and educate the public about recycling and littering at port festivals on the East Coast. Each vessel will represent a separate branch of the service and have its own sponsor. To learn more, visit