Culp Inc., a textile company with roots in High Point, N.C.’s furniture industry, is leading a community-wide “Hands in for Haiti” donation drive to help the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Culp has production facilities in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. While the earthquake occurred in another region of the country and did not result in any damage or harm to the company’s facilities or employees, many Culp employees have family members who have been affected by the disaster.
“At Culp, our associates across all of our global operations are family, and we are committed to serving the communities where we operate,” says Iv Culp, president and CEO, “As a company, we have the logistical capability to get supplies to Haiti and support the earthquake relief effort. Collectively, our actions are powerful. It is our hope that working with the generous people of High Point and the surrounding communities, along with many great businesses and organizations, we can all put our ‘Hands in for Haiti’ and help those affected by this tragedy.”
The supplies needed by the Haitian people include:
- Non-perishable food
- Work gloves
- Bandages/first aid
- Toilet paper
- Liquid Laundry Detergent
Business and organizations that have agreed to help support the relief effort include High Point Rockers baseball, Congdon Yards, United Way, and Business High Point Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to serving as a donation site, the High Point Rockers will also host a fundraising night at the ballpark on Sept. 2, and a portion of online ticket sales will be donated back to Culp’s “Hands in for Haiti” program.
Pete Fisch, president of the High Point Rockers, remarked, “We are happy to help with such a worthy cause, and being able to include our incredible Rockers fans makes it even more meaningful.”
“This humanitarian effort is yet another testament to the Culp mindset of helping others,” stated Jane Liebscher, president of United Way Greater High Point. “We are grateful for the opportunity to extend a helping hand to help those impacted.”
The community-minded spirit was also reflected in comments by Rachel Moss, chief operating officer of the Business High Point Chamber of Commerce. “We are honored to assist with this effort and know the generosity of our area citizens will be overflowing,” said Moss.
If your business or organization would like to participate in the “Hands in for Haiti” earthquake relief effort, contact Jenny Barnhill at Culp Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations will be accepted through Sept. 3, and are also accepted online at: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3CLYON6R3FBI2?ref_=wl_share
Donation sites are located at:
- Truist Point – Home of the High Point Rockers – 303 Gatewood Ave., High Point, N.C. 27262
- Congdon Yards – 400 W. English Rd., High Point, N.C. 27262
- United Way of Greater High Point – 815 Phillips Ave. High Point, N.C. 27262
- Business High Point Chamber of Commerce – 1634 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. 27262
- Culp, Inc. Corp. Headquarters – 1823 Eastchester Dr., High Point, N.C. 27265
- Culp Cut & Sew – 1150 Silver Ct., High Point, N.C. 27265
- Culp Home Fashions – 7209 Hwy. 158 E., Stokesdale, N.C. 27357
- Culp Design Center – 2900 Tucker St., Suite 103, Burlington, N.C. 27215