MULBERRY, Fla., Aug. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WS Badcock Corporation is committed to making a meaningful contribution to a cause close to its heart as peak hurricane season already begins to affect its Southeast stores and their communities. Through a partnership with the American Red Cross, Badcock Home Furniture &more matches all donations up to $58,500 to help raise funds for disaster relief. As of August 20, Badcock has raised over $26,000 and people can continue to support this important cause by donating here. By combining consumer donations with the matching donation from the furniture retailer, the goal is to raise a total of $117,000.
The partnership with the Red Cross is important for the Southeast furniture company as its stores, dealers and communities are often impacted by natural disasters, including those in the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and the Carolinas recently by Tropical Storm Fred. Additionally, the Red Cross is currently on the ground providing aid to communities devastated by the wildfires in California and Greece and the recent earthquake in Haiti. The company also recognizes that the Red Cross is providing an important blood supply to healthcare organizations, which is a critical need at this time due to the COVID pandemic.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the American Red Cross as it allows us to help our communities on a much larger scale, especially during peak hurricane season,” said Rob Burnette, president and CEO of Badcock’s leadership. “Supporting others in times of crisis is important, and the Red Cross is an organization that does this tirelessly – in our local communities and around the world. »
With a long history of focusing on customer needs, Badcock is also used to extending this focus to the needs of its local communities with dealer stores regularly supporting local charities, schools and community organizations with supplies. and financial assistance.
In addition to donating online, people can support this cause by donating in-store via a QR code. Customers who donate in-store will receive an “I donated” sticker and are encouraged to post photos on social media with #BadcockRedCross.
About WS Badcock Corporation
Founded in 1904, WS Badcock Corporation is one of the largest privately held furniture companies in the United States. Headquartered in Mulberry, Florida, its more than 380 company-operated stores and associated dealerships employ more than 2,500 employees in eight southeastern states. Its Badcock Home Furniture &more stores offer a full line of furniture, appliances, bedding, electronics, home office furniture, accessories and seasonal items while offering easy in-house financing to its customers. . The company was named “2018 Retailer of the Year” by the National Home Furnishings Association. For more information visit www.badcock.com
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to disaster victims; provides about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches life-saving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports service members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on the volunteers and generosity of the American public to accomplish its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.