Electrolux donates more than $200,000 in Refrigerators
Caps week of community outreach throughout North America
Charlotte, May 24 – Electrolux today announced the donation of more than $200,000 in refrigerators as part of a community outreach effort taking place this week throughout North America. During the week, Electrolux employees have been giving back to the communities in which they live and work by volunteering and donating appliances.
Capping the week in Charlotte, where the Electrolux North American headquarters are located, employees donated two 18-wheeler trucks filled with new refrigerators and vacuums to Crisis Assistance Ministry. These will be donated to needy families and individuals. Also refrigerators were donated to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, which will distribute them to local soup kitchens.
“As part of the launch of our new Frigidaire Gallery brand French door refrigerator, we’re celebrating with a week dedicated to our corporate purpose of making a positive everyday difference in people’s lives,” said Jack Truong, president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America. “The innovative features and ENERGY STAR rating of these refrigerators meet two of the most critical needs a needy family has: keeping food fresh and nutritious while also lowering their overall utility bill.”
“We are committed to giving back to Charlotte and are very pleased to be volunteering across North America,” Truong added.
Carol Hardison, CEO of Crisis Assistance Ministry, said, “We were delighted to learn of this amazing gift from Electrolux to low income families in our community. Refrigerators are essential items when helping a family overcome a financial crisis, rebuild their lives, and move toward long-term stability. Get ready to see someone hug their new refrigerator. ”
The company manufactures cooking, laundry, dishwashers, floor care products, refrigerators and freezer products at its ten North American factories. All of the products are designed locally in Charlotte.
Although Electrolux has a strong tradition of product donation and volunteerism among its employees, this week marks the first time the company has held community outreach efforts across its North American locations simultaneously.
How to Participate
Crisis Assistance Ministry will distribute the refrigerators through various partner agencies who work to eradicate homelessness. For more information, please visit crisisassistance.org/refrigerators.
Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. The company focuses on innovative solutions that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, air-conditioners and small appliances such as vacuum cleaners sold under esteemed brands like Electrolux, AEG, Eureka and Frigidaire. In 2012 Electrolux had sales of $16.3 billion and 58,000 employees. The Electrolux North American headquarters are located at 10200 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262 in University Research Park, where they have been based for nearly three years. For more information go to www.electrolux.com/press and www.electrolux.com/news/.