Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, donated $30,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist with relief efforts for the many communities affected by Hurricane Michael in the US Atlantic states and Central America, as well as by the earthquakes in Indonesia.
Several states continue to work through the fallout of Hurricane Michael, with federal assistance programs for individuals declared for multiple counties across Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Hurricane Michael has been named the strongest storm in terms of maximum wind speed to strike the contiguous US since Hurricane Andrew.
In late September, a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck the Donggala Regency area of Indonesia. The quake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks, resulting in more than 2,000 deaths with 82,000 people displaced and more than 67,000 homes damaged or destroyed.
“As so many people struggle to recover from the effects of these natural disasters, we support continued relief efforts in the areas hardest hit,” said Simpson Strong-Tie Chief Operating Officer Ricardo Arevalo. “We are thankful for the work the Red Cross and other relief organizations do throughout the globe to help people get back on their feet.”
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.