ITG Brands in hurricane relief

| October 25, 2016

ITG Brands is contributing $25,000 to the American Red Cross to help aid victims of Hurricane Matthew, which struck North Carolina, where the company is based, in early October.

“The devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew caused havoc in our state with deadly floods cutting off entire communities,” said David Taylor, ITG Brands’ president and CEO. “Fortunately, the American Red Cross is on the scene and we hope our donation will encourage others to come forward to support our neighbors in need.”

‘More than 1,100 people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida are still seeking refuge in 24 Red Cross and community shelters,’ the company said in a press note. ‘Since Hurricane Matthew first threatened the US, the Red Cross and community partners have served more than one million meals and snacks, distributed more than 238,000 relief items, and provided 96,000 overnight stays in shelters. The Red Cross has mobilized more than 5,000 disaster workers, 279 response vehicles, and 25 partner-supported kitchens, as well as truckloads of water, ready-to-eat meals, cots, blankets, kitchen items, cleaning supplies and comfort kits, insect repellant, gloves, masks, shovels, rakes, coolers and more. As conditions permit, Red Cross response vehicles are circulating through the hardest-hit areas delivering food and relief supplies.’

“Red Cross relief work is ongoing,” said Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, chairman of the American Red Cross, who accepted the ITG Brands contribution.  “We thank ITG Brands for its generosity and coming through for people who really need the help.”

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