Electrolux Donates Ovens through Crisis Assistance Ministry
Gift provides local families with much needed appliances
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 19, 2015 — Electrolux announced today the donation of a truckload of ovens to Crisis Assistance Ministry’s local Furniture Bank. Since relocating its headquarters in Charlotte in 2011, Electrolux has consistently given appliances to those in need through the Furniture Bank.
In an effort to assist those who cannot afford to repair or replace their stoves, Electrolux donated the ovens to provide families the ability to cook and enjoy nutritious meals. Electrolux volunteers helped unload the truck upon its arrival at the Furniture Bank.
“We are pleased to donate another round of appliances to the community through Crisis Assistance Ministry,” said Leslie McCray, Director of Community Relations for Electrolux. “At Electrolux, we are deeply committed to making a positive, everyday difference in local communities and this latest gift further reiterates that commitment.”
The latest donation brings the total value of appliances donated by Electrolux through Crisis Assistance Ministry to nearly $750,000 since 2012. Last year, the Crisis Assistance Ministry recognized the company’s many generous gifts with the 2014 Community Partnership Award.
“Electrolux has made a lasting impact on the local Charlotte community through its continued charitable efforts over the past few years,” said Tovi Martin, spokesperson for Crisis Assistance Ministry. “As many families continue to struggle financially, we know that Electrolux is a partner we can count on to help neighbors in crisis.”
Electrolux currently employs 1,500 people across North Carolina. The company’s North American headquarters is based in Charlotte; a parts distribution center is located in Asheville and a dishwasher plant in Kinston.
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 2014, Electrolux had sales of $16.3 billion ($5.6 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/.
About Crisis Assistance Ministry
Crisis Assistance Ministry is Mecklenburg County’s Lead Agency offering emergency assistance to impoverished families. Specifically, Crisis Assistance Ministry helps individuals and families facing financial crisis by: providing for basic needs with rent and utility assistance, clothing, household goods, furniture and appliances; fostering financial stability through partnerships, counseling, and support to give families the tools they need to move toward stability; and educating the community about the realities of poverty in Mecklenburg County. Visit them online at www.crisisassistance.org or www.facebook.com/crisisassistance to learn more about preventing homelessness and preserving dignity.