NKBA Raises $50,000+ in First Week of Disaster Relief Effort for Hurricane Harvey Victims
September 6, 2017
Donations have been steadily increasing through the opening week of the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s drive to raise money to help its members affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf Coast region. As the floodwaters recede, the extent of the devastation is becoming more evident, with overall estimates nearing the $200 billion mark, tens of thousands of people displaced and more than 200,000 homes sustaining damage. In just the first week, cash donations to NKBA’s fund topped $10,000, with another $15,000 in pledges from corporate partners. NKBA aims to raise $1 million and will match donations up to $500,000. Combined with NKBA’s matching dollars, the fund now exceeds $50,000.
“The NKBA is gratified by the outpouring of support for our members, from our members — particularly from some of our larger corporate partners, like Ferguson and Rohl,” said Bill Darcy, CEO of NKBA. “But there is still much more to do. We encourage all our members to help in any way they can. It’s critically important that as the rebuilding begins, these businesses are up and running so they can help the healing process in Southeastern Texas, Louisiana and the entire Gulf Coast region.”
Donations will go directly to helping these members get back on their feet. Any funds not utilized by member companies or individuals will be distributed to general relief agencies to assist the broader community. Requests for help will be kept confidential, and members may use funds to help clean up flood damage, replace inventory and equipment or otherwise recover from the disaster.
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