Stanley Black & Decker commits up to $125,000 for immediate Hurricane Harvey disaster relief

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., 2017-Aug-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the images and stories of the devastation caused in Texas by Hurricane Harvey continue to mount, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) today (Aug. 28, 2017) announced a commitment of up to $125,000 for immediate distaster relief. The company will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $25,000 to the Houston ToolBank, as well as double its Employee Matching Gifts program (matching employee gifts $2 for every $1 raised) to encourage its employees to quickly generate an additional $50,000. In addition, the company will be donating a fresh set of DEWALT, STANLEY and BLACK+DECKER tools and storage systems to the Houston ToolBank in an effort to double their impact during this time.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this unprecedented event, including with our more than 650 employees across the state of Texas, more than 200 of whom are in the immediate Houston area,” said Jim Loree, President & CEO of Stanley Black & Decker. “We are committed to assisting those working to provide immediate relief today, and we are committed to working within the community to assist in the rebuilding efforts over time.”

The American Red Cross is one of the best-positioned organizations to provide on-the-ground relief when a disaster strikes. ToolBank is a 25-year-old nonprofit with a commitment to providing tools and supplies so that nonprofits can fulfill their missions without worrying about tool inventories. The ToolBank network has grown into ten metropolitan areas across the United States and now includes a Disaster Services Vehicle, which is a fully-stocked 18-wheel tractor trailer able to deploy when natural disasters strike. The ToolBank Disaster Services vehicle will be en route to the Houston area soon, where it will remain throughout the clean up and rebuilding process.

Through its support of ToolBank, the American Red Cross and other organizations, Stanley Black & Decker has a longstanding track record of providing disaster relief services, and a demonstrated commitment to rebuilding within the communities impacted by natural disasters.

About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world’s largest provider of tools and storage, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more. Learn more at

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Stanley Black & Decker
Vice President, Public Affairs
(860) 826-3260

SOURCE: Stanley Black & Decker

Publix Super Markets collects money for American Red Cross disaster relief to assist areas in Carolinas affected by severe weather

LAKELAND, Fla., 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today Publix Super Markets established a program to offer its customers and associates a way to directly assist those areas in the Carolinas affected by recent severe weather. Customers may donate any amount by adding it to their grocery totals when checking out at Publix registers. Collected money will be channeled through the American Red Cross for disaster relief. The program will continue for a few weeks, based on customer response.

In related efforts, the Bahamas was recently affected by Hurricane Joaquin. The Bahamas Red Cross Society fully activated their Emergency Operations Centre and is coordinating closely with the Government’s National Emergency Operations Centre (NEMO). The American Red Cross is monitoring these efforts, and the Red Cross Pan-American Disaster Relief Unit continues to provide support to the Bahamas Red Cross.

“Our customers and associates have trusted Publix to react quickly and help those affected by tragic circumstances,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations. “The catastrophic flooding has impacted our immediate operating area, and we are looking to provide assistance to our neighbors and to the communities we serve. In addition, Hurricane Joaquin left behind devastation to the Bahamas, which also hits close to home as we have many associates and their families from the islands. We continue to monitor the situation in the Bahamas with the American Red Cross and wait to hear if an appeal for assistance is requested.”

Publix is also coordinating truck load donations of water and shelf-stable food with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division as well as other nonprofit organizations.

In a separate donation, Publix Super Markets Charities is donating $100,000 to American Red Cross for relief efforts in the impacted areas.

SOURCE: Publix Asset Management Company