Kolcraft Joins the Red Cross in Providing Tornado Disaster Relief
We have all seen the devastating photos of the tornado damage throughout the Southern United States. People have literally been left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. That means families have no food, shelter or even the priceless things that can’t be replaced like wedding albums, photos of their children, etc. While we can’t replace photos, Kolcraft has eased the burdens of families with children by donating skids of strollers and bassinets.
Kolcraft’s tornado relief efforts began with Paul Comardo, Quality Manager of our NC Plant. His wife, Jill, has been a Red Cross volunteer since 1995. She has volunteered her services responding to many disasters including floods in North and South Dakota and Georgia, hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, a 6 week stint in NYC during the 9/11 terrorist disaster plus responding to local home fires and such as the need arises . Her training and experience qualifies her as a Disaster Services Supervisor.
Jill and Paul brainstormed on ways that Kolcraft could help the families who had been impacted by the tornado. Kolcraft’s president, Tom Koltun, generously donated baby products that were loaded into a truck and brought to Fayetteville where there was a combined donation event between the Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way.
There was immense gratitude from the volunteers and Kolcraft was happy to be part of the relief efforts.
It was very gratifying to help and my wife and I appreciate Tom Koltun’s generosity very much. It’s nice to know you work for a company that cares. – Paul Camardo, Kolcraft employee
If you would like to donate to the Red Cross to help the victims of the tornado, you can find more information here.
Posted May 5, 2011