A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS), a world leader in water heating and water treatment, along with the A. O. Smith Foundation, the company’s charitable arm, has made a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. With operations across the globe, A. O. Smith believes in helping Read more
American Red Cross
A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS), a world leader in water heating and water treatment, along with the A. O. Smith Foundation, the company’s charitable arm, has made a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. With operations across the globe, A. O. Smith believes in helping communities through efforts that focus on health and human services.
According to the American Red Cross website, more than two million people have fled Ukraine to nearby countries and an estimated 18 million – one-third of the country’s population – will need assistance. Red Cross teams have donated food, water, medical supplies, household items and hygiene parcels to families seeking safety.
“Our Foundation’s leadership agreed unanimously to offer this contribution as a small gesture to provide basic human necessities—food, water, shelter, medical care—to those affected,” said Kevin Wheeler, A. O. Smith chairman, president and CEO. “The Foundation deeply believes in giving back to our communities, and while the company doesn’t have operations there, it is impossible not to have compassion for those suffering in Ukraine.”
In addition to the Foundation’s direct financial support, A. O. Smith has also partnered with the American Red Cross to create a donation microsite to assist our employees in making personal contributions to the relief efforts if they choose.
The A. O. Smith Foundation is committed to making our communities a better place to live and work by partnering with and supporting nonprofit organizations around the world. Established in 1955, the Foundation has provided more than $50 million in financial support for worthwhile organizations, institutions and programs.
A.O. Smith Corporation
A.O. Smith Corporation, with headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis., is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products manufactured and marketed worldwide. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, as well as a manufacturer of water treatment products. For more information visit www.aosmith.com.
American Red Cross
All money raised through the American Red Cross will enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to respond to the humanitarian needs generated by the current situation in Ukraine. This support could include immediate and ongoing relief efforts or other critical humanitarian services as needs arise, both in Ukraine and surrounding countries, including supporting populations displaced.
American Red Cross and Water Mission to each receive $15K to help those impacted across the state. Apple Valley, Minn. — With a purpose of rethinking water for future generations, Uponor North America, the recognized leader in sustainable building and infrastructure solutions, is donating $30,000 to Texas relief efforts. The American Red Cross Central and Read more
American Red Cross and Water Mission to each receive $15K to help those impacted across the state.
Apple Valley, Minn. — With a purpose of rethinking water for future generations, Uponor North America, the recognized leader in sustainable building and infrastructure solutions, is donating $30,000 to Texas relief efforts.
The American Red Cross Central and South Texas Region along with Water Mission are each receiving $15,000 from Uponor to help support their efforts in providing resources, supplies, and plumbing repairs for the millions of Texans impacted by the deep freeze in mid-February.
To date, the American Red Cross has deployed more than 280 volunteers and has supplied more than 81,000 meals, 16,400 cleaning and comfort kits, 7,700 overnight stays, and 1,300 contacts for those with physical, mental, and spiritual health needs.
In addition to food and shelter services, one of the greatest needs is plumbing repairs in homes and businesses. According to Water Mission Strategic Partnership Director Rogers Hook, P.E., the need for plumbing repairs is dire and the resources are limited.
“I spoke with a CEO of a major plumbing company in Austin, and they were already short on plumbers because of the explosive growth in the area,” says Hook. “They have more than 1,000 jobs on the calendar, which are all emergency calls to get water restored. They’re estimating it will take up to two months to meet the demand.”
To help with the immediate need, Water Mission developed a “do-it-yourself kit” for homeowners to temporarily fix leaks until professional plumbers could arrive and repair the damaged plumbing systems.
“Our hearts go out to those in Texas impacted by the extreme weather and the damage caused to homes and businesses,” says Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “We understand the importance of clean, healthy water and proudly stand behind the trade professionals who work hard every day to ensure our plumbing systems are delivering this life resource consistently and reliably. We are honored to financially support the American Red Cross and Water Mission as they help Texans in need and work to reestablish clean-water resources throughout the state.”