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Tue Oct 3, 2017
ELKHART, Ind. – Dometic is donating more than $400,000 worth of products to Habitat for Humanity to assist victims and volunteers while homes are being rebuilt.
Dometic has released a statement saying it is saddened to see how badly residents of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria and hopes the donations will help to relieve some of the stress, according to a press release.
Dometic will provide a variety of products that will be beneficial to Habitat for Humanity’s on-site hurricane relief efforts. Those products include 200 portable refrigerator/freezers, which will provide cold or frozen food and beverages for the victims and volunteers.
Dometic will also be donating 162 generators to provide power to the portable refrigerator/freezers in remote locations or areas without power.
In addition, Dometic will be providing more than 8 million rolls of toilet paper.
Hurricane Irma hit close to home for Dometic. While headquartered in Indiana, the Marine division of the company is located in Pompano Beach, Florida. The South Florida facility experienced damage and loss of power. Thankfully no one was harmed.
Dometic is thankful for everyone that assisted in the clean-up of its own facility and grateful for the safety of all its employees, the company said in a press release. Dometic is happy to give back and help those who were not as fortunate and have lost their homes.
“We are saddened to hear the news of these recent natural disasters, and see the difficult images of the associated damage to the community and families,” Dometic President Scott Nelson says. “Dometic is committed to supporting Habitat for Humanity and its efforts to help the victims of the hurricanes and to start the rebuilding process.”