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International Housewares Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Deborah A.Teschke
Senior Manager, Public Relations & Communications
Email Debbie Teschke
847-692-0110


IHA Partners with GOOD360 to Assist in Hurricane Harvey Relief


ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 6, 2017)—Housewares suppliers can help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey by donating needed products to Good360, the International Housewares Association announced today. IHA is partnering once again with Good360 to provide hurricane victims with home products as they rebuild their lives and homes. IHA last partnered with Good360 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), approximately 450,000 people need assistance, and more than 30,000 residents have been displaced from their homes. Good360 is working closely with FEMA to help shelters with immediate needs such as personal items, toiletries and water. Efforts will soon move into the recovery and rebuilding phases that will last for months and years. 

IHA members can help Good360 pre-position product to help in the rebuilding phase. Companies with products that can help in any stage of the disaster can easily complete Good360’s online donation form https://good360.org/good360-donation-intake-form and the Good360 staff will get the donated product to the right place at the right time to best assist the victims of Harvey.

“We’re pleased to partner with Good360 and leverage the generosity of the housewares industry to help make a difference for thousands of hurricane victims,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president & CEO. “Good360 is an organization with an impeccable track record of distributing needed products in a well-managed and structured way. Their corporate partners in disaster recovery include Walmart, Crate & Barrel, Home Depot, CVS and UPS.”

Members with questions about donating product can contact Jim Alvey Good360’s director of corporate development at jalvey@good360.org or visit Good360.org for more information.

 

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About Good360
Good360 is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit that works with companies, charities and individuals to make the business of giving simpler, more efficient and more effective. The Alexandria, Va.-based organization was created in 1983 to help companies donate inventory to charitable organizations.

 

The International Housewares Association is the 79-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$346.9 billion at retail worldwide in 2015 ($82.2 billion at retail in the U.S.). The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world's premier exposition of products for the home, the International Home + Housewares Show, and offers its 1,700 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, State-of-the-Industry reports, point-of-sale and consumer panel data through Housewares MarketWatch, executive management peer groups, a unique Web-based community at www.housewares.org and group buying discounts on business solutions services.