Hughes Supply, Inc. (Orlando, Florida) announced that it has donated $25,000 to The Red Cross and $25,000 to The Salvation Army for disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The company has pledged an additional $70,000 in emergency supplies, which will be delivered via Hughes trucks.
In addition, the executive leadership of Hughes Supply has contributed $21,500 to the Hughes Supply Family Fund, designed to assist employees in urgent distress. The money will match employee contributions to the Fund.
“We are deeply saddened by the devastation in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. We have been able to confirm the safety of the majority of our nearly 200 employees in the affected region, but there are employees we are still trying to reach,” said Tom Morgan, president and CEO, Hughes Supply. “We are working around the clock to reach every employee and we are making good progress. We will continue to work diligently until all employees in the affected area are reached. The loss of human life and the impact on the survivors is a terrible ordeal. We will all do everything we can to ease their suffering.”
Hughes employees are collecting emergency supplies at their headquarters on Church Street in Parramore to send to their coworkers in the disaster area.