Electrolux Donates Air Conditioners to Help Charlotteans in Need
For Immediate Release
Company Makes Cooling Donation for Third Successive Summer
Charlotte, N.C. July 15, 2014 – Electrolux today donated more than $45,000 in room air conditioners for local residents in need. The company delivered nearly 400 Frigidaire® air conditioners to Crisis Assistance Ministry for distribution to low-income Mecklenburg County families and individuals.
“We hope this donation will help those struggling to keep cool in the heat,” said Joon So, Electrolux vice president and general manager of Cold and Home Comfort Products. “We’re happy to be giving back to the community we call home.”
“I cannot imagine living through a summer in the Charlotte region without air conditioning,” said Carol Hardison, CEO of Crisis Assistance Ministry. “Electrolux has proven to be a critical partner in efficiently meeting the urgent needs of neighbors in crisis. We are grateful for their ongoing partnership.” Crisis Assistance Ministry will distribute the appliances in collaboration with community serving agencies who work to prevent homelessness and preserve dignity for the working poor.
The total worth of products Electrolux has donated in the Charlotte area is valued at more than $790,000. The company, which sells these air conditioning units under its Frigidaire brand, manufactures cooking, laundry, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezer products in its eight North American factories. Many of the products are designed locally in Charlotte, where the company’s North American business is headquartered.
Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, Frigidaire, AEG, Zanussi and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2013, Electrolux had sales of $16.7 billion ($5.3 billion in North America) and 61,000 employees. The Electrolux North American headquarters is located at 10200 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262 in the University Research Park. For more information, go to http://newsroom.electrolux.com/us/.