July 27, 2011 NEWS RELEASE
LA-Z-Boy Foundation Contributes to Red Cross
Neosho, Missouri – July 27, 2011
Our manufacturing facility communities in Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee recently experienced devastating tornados. A few months ago, a tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, destroying homes, businesses and schools, and a major hospital. Several of our La-Z-Boy Midwest employees were directly impacted by the storm. Six Neosho employees lost their homes and vehicles, and several had extensive property damage. We also had a few employees who lost family members during the tornado.
This same storm system also impacted employees at our Siloam Springs, Arkansas facility. Also, regrettably, in late April, La-Z-Boy employees at the Dayton, Tennessee facility were impacted by a series of very destructive tornados.
The American Red Cross has been at the front lines of relief efforts in all three locations, providing much needed immediate and long-term assistance to the thousands of people who are impacted by the storms.
To aid the American Red Cross in their relief efforts, we’re pleased to announce that the trustees of the La-Z-Boy Foundation have approved three grants on our behalf totaling $110,000 to the Red Cross Chapters of the affected areas:
Greater Ozark Chapter $75,000
Greater Chattanooga Area Chapter $25,000
Northwest Arkansas Chapter $10,000
We’re confident that these donations will help provide much needed support to our local communities in this time of need.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
Swimming is the most popular summer activity. Staying safe around water is more than staying near the lifeguard at the pool. Every year many children drown in residential swimming pools, bath tubs, buckets of water and other containers of water. Anywhere there is water there is risk for drowning. Do not leave a young child unattended near any source of water, not even for a moment. For more information go to www.redcross.org