Southwire partnered with Industrial Products, a New Orleans supplier of worksite products, to facilitate the donation.
“We were able to drive our relationships with a key Sphere 1 member in industrial supply to make the connection with Second Harvest, enabling us to provide the New Orleans market with much-needed support during this time,” said Steve White, vice president of sales for Southwire’s tools, components and assembled solutions (TCAS) business.
Blair Watkins, Project GIFT coordinator, is grateful that Southwire was able to make a difference in the community by giving back, pointing out that Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on the same calendar date, August 29, as Hurricane Katrina — the event that sparked the creation of Project GIFT in 2005.
To learn more about Southwire’s commitment to Giving Back, visit www.southwire.com/sustainability.
“Although we could not physically assist our neighbors in New Orleans as we did when Katrina made landfall, we are so thankful for the ability to send a truckload of items with the help of C.M. Tanner Grocery and Kits for Kidz to the community during this difficult time,” said Watkins. “The local community in and around New Orleans will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.”