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A team of Culp associates inside one of CULP’s facilities in Haiti.

Culp, Inc. leads local donation drive for Haiti earthquake relief

Posted August 26, 2021

 

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Culp, Inc., a textile company with deep roots in High Point’s furniture industry, is leading a community-wide “Hands in for Haiti” donation drive to help the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.

 

Culp has production facilities in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. While the earthquake occurred in another region of the country and did not result in any damage or harm to the company’s facilities or employees, many Culp employees have family members who have been affected by the disaster.

 

“At Culp, our associates across all of our global operations are family, and we are committed to serving the communities where we operate,” said Iv Culp, president and CEO of Culp, Inc. “As a company, we have the logistical capability to get supplies to Haiti and support the earthquake relief effort. Collectively, our actions are powerful. It is our hope that working with the generous people of High Point and the surrounding communities, along with many great businesses and organizations, we can all put our ‘Hands in for Haiti’ and help those affected by this tragedy.”

 

The supplies needed by the Haitian people are:

 

  • Non-perishable food

  • Water

  • Clothes/shoes

  • Blankets

  • Bandages/first aid supplies

  • Soap

  • Shampoo/toiletries

  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste

  • Toilet paper

  • Deoderant

  • Liquid laundry detergent

 

Culp is grateful to the following businesses and organizations that have agreed to help support this relief effort: the High Point Rockers baseball organization, Congdon Yards, the United Way of Greater High Point and the High Point Chamber of Commerce.

 

In addition to serving as a donation site, the High Point Rockers will also be hosting a fundraising night at the ballpark. When the Rockers play the Gastonia Honey Hunters on Thursday, September 2, a portion of online ticket sales will be donated back to Culp’s “Hands in for Haiti” program for the Haiti earthquake relief effort. When fans use a ticketing link created specifically for the game, $3 from every ticket sold using the link will be donated. To purchase tickets, fans can click here. The link will be posted and be active through this week.

 

“We are happy to help with such a worthy cause, and being able to include our incredible Rockers fans makes it even more meaningful,” said Pete Fisch, president of the High Point Rockers.

 

“This humanitarian effort is yet another testament to the Culp mindset of helping others,” said Jane Liebscher, president of United Way Greater High Point. “We are grateful for the opportunity to extend a helping hand to help those impacted.”

 

The community-minded spirit was also reflected in comments by Rachel Moss, chief operating officer of the Business High Point Chamber of Commerce. “We are honored to assist with this effort and know the generosity of our area citizens will be overflowing,” said Moss.

 

If your business or organization would like to participate in the “Hands in for Haiti” earthquake relief effort, please contact Jenny Barnhill at Culp, Inc.

 

Donations will be accepted at the below listed sites through Friday, September 3rd. You can also donate online here.

 

Culp, Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers and marketers of mattress fabrics for bedding and upholstery fabrics for residential and commercial furniture.

 

Source: Culp, Inc.

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