Lumber Liquidators is planning to help ShelterBox USA in its effort to provide shelter to families around the world who have had their homes and lives devastated by disaster. On Sat., April 3, Lumber Liquidators will be hosting ShelterBox Day at its 197 locations nationwide to raise at least $100,000. The company will donate 5 percent of all new orders placed and 100 percent of proceeds from purchases of Bellawood Hardwood Floor Cleaner and cleaning kits.
“People need help long after the initial impact of a natural disaster to rebuild their lives,” said Tom Sullivan, founder and chairman of Lumber Liquidators. “One ShelterBox can provide 10 people long-term warmth, protection and even children’s activities for months.”
ShelterBox kits contain enough equipment for up to ten people, and are designed to be waterproof, lightweight and easily transportable. Each kit typically includes: one 10-person tent; vinyl-insulated sleeping mats and lightweight thermal blankets; a water purification kit that provides water for a family of 10 for up to two years; two 2.1-gallon, collapsible, plastic water carriers; repellent-treated mosquito netting; a tool kit in a canvas bag, including a hammer, saw, pliers, rope and pincers; cooking stove; kitchenware set including pots, pans, bowls, plates and cups; a children’s activity kit; and a rugged 48 gallon “ShelterBox” container.
“The generous donation from Lumber Liquidators’ ShelterBox Day will help provide shelter, warmth and dignity for many survivors of natural disasters this spring and summer,” said Veronica Brandon Miller, executive director, ShelterBox USA.
ShelterBox Response Teams will be on hand at select Lumber Liquidators locations on April 3 to demonstrate the ShelterBox kits.
Lumber Liquidators to raise money for ShelterBox on April 3
March 30, 2010