ASHLAND, ALABAMA (March 3, 2017) – Tru Cabinetry, an Alabama-based cabinet manufacturer, announces its donation of $17,610.85 to the American Red Cross Louisiana Flood Relief efforts.
Tru Cabinetry donated a portion of all sales in Louisiana from September 2016 through December 2016 to help lessen the burden created by the catastrophic flooding that overtook a large portion of the state in August 2016.
“It was devastating to watch the news of this prolonged rainfall event unfold late last summer,” said Tru Cabinetry President Butch Reimer. “We knew that we needed to do something to show our support and commitment to the communities of Southern Louisiana..”
The flooding has been called the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012, and it resulted in 20 Louisiana parishes being designated federal disaster areas by FEMA. It took the lives of 13 individuals and destroyed more than 140,000 homes.
“These homes and buildings in ruins are the places where families and friends usually gather to celebrate, to live, and simply be in the company of one another. We wanted to help contribute to their revival,” said Reimer. “We know that disaster recovery can take a long time, but it’s our hope that the members of these devastated communities will be able to find some relief in our effort. Tru Cabinetry is driven by small town pride, just like most of these communities.”
The mission of the Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. During its time providing assistance after the Louisiana floods, the Red Cross has used donated funds to provide shelter until families could return home, serve water and hot meals, provide first aid, give comfort and emotional support, ensure people with disabilities receive the help they need, distribute cleanup supplies, meet with families to prepare recovery plans, and assess damage in impacted neighborhoods.
For more information, please contact Eric Reed at 256-354-3378.
Tru Cabinetry, a brand of Tru-wood Cabinet Company, LLC is a rapidly-growing manufacturer of high-quality semi-custom cabinetry. Tru Cabinetry is headquartered in Ashland, Ala. and currently employs 190 employees and operates in over 370,000 square feet in manufacturing and distribution space.