Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced it has made a $10,000 donation to assist in disaster relief response and recovery efforts following the severe flooding in Louisiana.
The flooding has been described as the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy. Twenty parishes across Louisiana were declared a federal disaster zone. With over 60,000 homes damaged, more than 100,000 people have requested federal aid. Several families continue to mourn as reports indicated 13 lives lost.
The donation from Simpson Strong-Tie will be given to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund specifically for Louisiana.
“It’s difficult to imagine the devastation caused by the recent floods. Our thoughts are with the people of Louisiana,” said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias. “The Red Cross has mobilized its largest sheltering and feeding effort since Superstorm Sandy, and we hope many others will support their recovery efforts.”
To make a contribution and aid in disaster recovery efforts through the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.