Community collaboration results in 95,000 pounds of hurricane relief donations
Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) announces that five semi-trucks were loaded with disaster relief supplies and transported to areas of the United States impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Volunteers from both LCI and the greater Elkhart community donated a total of 94,901 pounds of relief supplies.
LCI began collecting items for the hurricane disaster relief donation drive in late August 2017, inviting friends, family, and local community members to support the effort. Donations were collected through September 13, 2017, and on September 14, more than 60 volunteers helped organize and package the donations for transport to affected areas. When additional regions began to be affected by 2017’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, LCI quickly revised their donation drive to include areas hit by Hurricane’s Irma and Maria.
Five semi-trucks, totaling nearly 95,000 pounds, were loaded with items donated. Item totals included:
• 58,556 pounds of water
• 3,366 pounds of diapers
• 11,221 pounds of dog food
• 5,622 pounds of paper towel and toilet paper
• 2,450 pounds of hygiene products
• 7,962 pounds of clothing
“Lippert Components had no idea how the community would respond when we called on them to partner with us for hurricane relief items. We are humbled by their incredibly generous response. The drive started after Harvey and before Irma, thanks to the giving hearts of our team members and the community we were able to help victims from both hurricanes. To see everyone come together in a great time of need has been inspiring and energizing. Those who have suffered from the disasters will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as they rebuild,” state Michilah Grimes, LCI’s Director of Philanthropic Partnerships.
LCI would like to thank the following businesses for their contributions to the Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts: Norfolk Southern, Reilley Trucking, Walmart, Essen Haus, Granger Community Church, South Bend Community Re-entry Center, Jessie’s Warriors, Welch Packaging, City With a Heart Relief Team, Lochmandy Auto Group, South Bend Medical Foundation, The Medical Foundation, Kropf Logistics Group, Ply Gem Extrusion, Grey Wolf Transportation/Mox Warehouse, Feed The Hungry, and Goshen VFW.
From over 70 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. The Company also supplies engineered components to the related aftermarkets of these industries primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors, and service centers. LCI's products include steel chassis and related components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; electronic components; appliances; televisions, sound systems, navigation systems, and backup cameras; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at www.lci1.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514