Sign company comes through for nonprofit organization

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by By Gary Harper / 3 On Your Side

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Posted on June 10, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 26 at 10:20 AM

PHOENIX -- There is a happy ending for a nonprofit organization that was ripped off recently.

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I love resolving things issues for people, but sometimes it's our viewers who wind up stepping in and resolving a problem for a person they have never even met.

This story is a great example.

It's a new, brighter day for a nonprofit organization called Mosaic and now that they have a sign, you just might be able to find them.

"They can actually find us now so when I say, 'Hey we're with mosaic, we're in the little plaza area,' they can actually see the sign instead of trying to knock on empty doors," Brandon Ramsey said.

Ramsey said Mosaic was ripped off big time by a sign company called Diversified Sign Solutions run by a guy named Jim Fitzsimmons.

Ramsey said Mosaic gave Fitzsimmons thousands of dollars to fabricate and install a sign on their new West Valley office, but instead, he says Fitzsimmons took the money and ran.

"It's a black mark in our industry for people to steal from other people," said Mark Cefalu with Western Signs & Lighting. "It's dishonest. It's not the right thing to do."

Cefalu says his boss saw how Ramsey and Mosaic were ripped off and wanted to do something so Western Signs & Lighting fabricated a sign and showed up recently to install it.

"The right thing to do is step up and help people," Cefalu said. "In this day and age, you have to be honest. Be honest and good things will happen to you."

The cost? Absolutely free -- from making it to installing it.

"They want to make that difference and for them to step up, they provided a sign that we wouldn't have been able to afford otherwise, so I'm very excited for it," Ramsey said.

Way to go, Western Signs & Lighting, for stepping up and doing that. They didn't have to get involved, but they did.

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