Outdoor Living Brands wrote -
Mother Nature sure seems angry. With forest fires out West, earthquakes in Mexico, and hurricanes and flooding in Texas and Florida, many people have been severely impacted by nature’s fury over the last few weeks.
Those impacted include many of our franchisees and the customers they serve. Across our five franchise brands, we have over twenty locations serving thousands and thousands of customers in affected areas of Texas and Florida. Over the last few days and weeks as we’ve watched the news coverage and talked to our franchisees in the affected areas, our team has been moved to take action.
Beginning on the 16th anniversary of September 11 and the National Day of Service and Remembrance, we announced an effort to help those whose lives and businesses have been disrupted. Outdoor Living Brands is launching a ten-day initiative in which we are asking for your help to raise at least $50,000 for the American Red Cross to assist those in need.
To meet this goal, through September 20, 2017, Outdoor Living Brands will match, dollar-for-dollar, all donations up to $25,000. As a national relief organization, the Red Cross provides shelter, water, meals and volunteers in response to natural disasters. Their people, financial resources and infrastructure are stressed and strained when having to respond to multiple disasters across wide areas. Let’s help to make sure they have the resources needed to respond.
Sharing our success and giving back to our local communities and the world around us has always been a core part of our values. We urge you to donate alongside us and we ask that you continue to keep our affected franchisees and customers in your thoughts and prayers as they work to rebuild their lives.