Fred Martin Superstore and The Humane Society of Summit County Celebrate 25 Years

February 3rd, 2021 by

Since early 1995, Fred Martin Superstore in Barberton, Ohio, has been covering the cost of food used at the Humane Society of Summit County.

Our relationship started in late 1994 when Mr. Paul Martin, former Vice President of Fred Martin Superstore, helped rescue a dog lost on Barber Road where the store is located.  Legend has it that a stray dog ran into the Showroom, and Mr. Martin contacted the shelter.  They told him they had no means to pick the dog up.

Mr. Martin said if they could pick the dog up that day, he would cut them a check, and he did!  Over the years, Mr. Martin went on to donate four vans, and began paying the food bill for the entire shelter.

This tradition has continued ever since, creating a relationship between Fred Martin Superstore and the Humane Society of Summit County that spans 25 years.

In 2020, Fred Martin Superstore was honored with a place in the “Pawsibilities Circle” on the newly unveiled Donor Recognition Installation in the lobby of the Humane Society of Summit County in Twinsburg, Ohio.

The “Pawsibilities Circle” honors donors who have made a transformational impact and saved the lives of countless animals through a lifetime of giving.

With a relationship that spans 25 years, Fred Martin Superstore is thrilled to continue a tail wagging partnership!


From left to right: Louis DiLullo, Director of Development and Diane Johnson-Owens, President & CEO of the Humane Society of Summit County; Ashley St. Pierre, Marketing Director of Fred Martin Superstore.  

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