Nov. 1, 2017 – St. Louis, MO – BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of warehouse equipment and forklift battery handling solutions, is raising money to support recovery efforts following the destruction of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In late September, BHS, Inc. asked employees to come together to donate to the United Way’s Hurricane Recovery Effort Funds. In exchange, BHS, Inc. will match employee contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
“This hurricane season devastated communities that we care about, places where we do business and support dealers,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS, Inc.’s marketing team. “We couldn’t just stand by and not do anything.”
The United Way Hurricane Recovery Funds comprise two programs. One supports communities in Texas, Louisiana, and other regions struck by Hurricane Harvey. The other goes toward the Southeast U.S. and the Caribbean, where Hurricane Irma caused massive damage. Those who choose to donate can route their money to either fund, or they can designate it to go “where it’s needed most.”
As of Sept. 25, 2017, donors had given more than $55.64 million to the United Way Network’s funds in support of hurricane recovery. Given that Texas Governor Greg Abbott estimated recovery costs at between $150 billion and $180 billion in his state alone, fundraising efforts remain vital to the health and safety of the people in affected regions.
“We just want to help people as they put their lives back together after these devastating tragedies,” Bowen said. “BHS is good about coming together in times of need, and when we work as a team, we’ll make the greatest impact.”
Visit the United Way here to learn more about donating to the Hurricane Recovery Funds.