Shaw Industries announced that it is committed to supporting the response and recovery efforts of communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and other natural disasters as part of the company’s corporate vision of creating a better future. The safety and well-being of Shaw’s associates and customers directly affected by these events are a top priority. The company has chosen to partner with the American Red Cross due to the organization’s far-reaching network to effect meaningful change and their track record of transparency, donating an average of 90 cents of every dollar to the programs they service.

Shaw’s strategic plan for assisting with natural disasters includes: connecting with affected associates and customers to ensure their safety and well-being; addressing property damage of associates and customers to explore needed physical and financial support; making corporate donations to the American Red Cross immediately following natural disasters; organizing efficient and practical ways Shaw associates can donate money/supplies as needed; listening to the needs of first responders and the American Red Cross to ensure that supply donations make logistical sense and offer significant benefits; organizing Shaw associate blood/collection drives as needed; and donating flooring products for recovery and rebuilding efforts as needed.

To date, Shaw has made a corporate contribution to the American Red Cross and invited associates and the community to support the Red Cross’ efforts by making monetary donations, offered grants to Shaw associates who lost their homes to assist with expenses, donated and transported bottled water as requested by the American Red Cross, enabled Shaw retailers to use Capture The Spirit points for American Red Cross donations with a corporate match for donations during a specified time period, and extended sample/showroom replacement support and other special offers to retail customers, to aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The company will continue to evaluate needs and will take a similar long-term, strategic approach with Hurricane Irma.

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