HUNTER DOUGLAS DONATES $300,000
FOR NEPAL RELIEF
PEARL RIVER, N.Y., June 26, 2015 – Hunter Douglas Inc., the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions in North America, announced that it has donated $300,000 to Habitat for Humanity International to aid the people of Nepal following the two catastrophic earthquakes on April 25 and May 12. According to USAID, the quakes left nearly 9,000 Nepalese people dead and 2.8 million displaced, with almost 800,000 homes destroyed or damaged.
Hunter Douglas matched donations from its employees on a two-for-one basis; for every dollar donated, the Company added another two dollars. In four weeks, the Company received $100,000 in contributions to its Hunter Douglas Nepal Relief Fund and added another $200,000 for a total of $300,000.
Marv Hopkins, Chairman & CEO, and Ron Kass, President & COO, presented the donation today at the Company’s Pearl River headquarters to Kim Svoboda, Corporate Development Officer for Habitat, which defines its vision as a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
“I’m very proud and most appreciative of my colleagues throughout Hunter Douglas North America for their extraordinary generosity and compassion in helping those who are suffering from the devastating earthquakes in Nepal,” said Hopkins. “Habitat, with whom we have enjoyed a 23-year partnership, has operated in Nepal for 18 years and has mobilized hundreds of volunteers and staff to remove earthquake debris, provide transitional shelters and begin building permanent housing.”
As a national partner of the nonprofit since 1992, Hunter Douglas has donated its custom window coverings to thousands of Habitat homes across the U.S. and Canada, while its employees have invested countless hours helping to build hundreds of these homes.
“We are grateful to Hunter Douglas and its caring employees for their compassion and generosity,” said Jonathan Reckford, Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity International. “Their contributions will directly benefit the people of Nepal and help Habitat move toward our goal of helping families affected by the earthquakes rebuild their homes and lives.”
About Hunter Douglas Inc.
Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, N.Y., is the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window coverings in North America and a major manufacturer of architectural products with approximately 7,000 employees and 40 divisions. The Company is also a national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, covering windows in every Habitat home built in the U.S. and Canada. Its products include Duette® honeycomb shades, Silhouette® window shadings, Pirouette® window shadings, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Luminette® Privacy Sheers and Solera® Soft Shades.
All Hunter Douglas brand products are designed, developed and custom-crafted in the U.S. For more information, visit www.hunterdouglas.com or call 1-800-274-2985.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.