Electrolux Donation Helps Needy Charlotteans Stay Cool
Company Makes Air Conditioner Donation for Fourth Successive Summer
Charlotte, N.C. July 13, 2015 – Electrolux today donated more than $125,000 in room air conditioners for local residents in need. The company delivered more than 600 Frigidaire® air conditioners to longstanding community partner Crisis Assistance Ministry for distribution to low-income Mecklenburg County families and individuals.
“It’s still early in the season, and we’ve already experienced extreme temperatures,” said Joon So, Electrolux vice president and general manager of Cold and Home Comfort Products. “Going without an air conditioner can be life threatening, and we hope this donation will make life better for families in need.”
“If you can imagine trying to survive this summer without cooling, then you can imagine the difference this donation makes for so many of our neighbors – moms, dads, senior citizens, and children,” said Tovi Martin, spokesperson for Crisis Assistance Ministry. “Electrolux is setting the standard for corporate citizenship by helping struggling families in our community live with dignity and work toward financial stability this summer.”
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.
Last month, the Frigidaire brand launched the company’s first-ever connected appliance: the Frigidaire Cool Connect Air Conditioner. The product allows consumers to remotely control their air conditioner from their smart device, providing ease of use for the consumer, as well as significant energy and cost savings.
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/.