According to a recent poll conducted by the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI), its members revealed many patriotic rescue and relief efforts in wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.
This is just a small list of people around the plumbing industry that helped in rescue and relief efforts for the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon:
- Elkay Mfg. cancelled its "Evening in the Park" customer reception and the funds that would have been spent on the event will be doubled and donated to organizations supporting the nation's recovery from the attacks.
- Whirlpool Corp.'s Whirlpool Foundation is matching all employee donations and the money is being channeled to the relief effort via American red Cross.
- Kohler Co. held an observance of silence on Sept. 14 and is matching employee contributions dollar for dollar (up to $10,000). Kohler Rental Power also provided generators and lighting equipment for emergency medical facilities in New Jersey.
- The Chicago Faucet Co. donated $8,000 in employee and company contributions to the Chicago Remembers Fund. A company blood drive is currently being arranged.
- Moen Inc.'s parent company, Fortune Brands, donated $500,000 to funds established by the United Way and the New York Trust.
- Water Pik Technologies held a moment of silence on Sept. 14 and is matching donations of its employees to the Red Cross relief funds.
- Sloan Valve Co. set up a Red Cross donation box for employees to contribute to, and Sloan will match each dollar contributed with $10 of company funds.
- Haws Corp. shipped several portable eyewash stations for recovery crews and raised $250,000 for relief efforts.
- Price Pfister's parent company, Black & Decker, donated lighting products to rescue efforts and $100,000to the United Way Fund.
- Interbath Inc. held a company-wide prayer vigil. Also, employees donated blood and the company is holding a day of contributions to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
- Sleakman Co. donated and delivered portable eyewashes and saline solution concentrate to the relief contingent. Local sales reps helped offer rescue workers emergency response solutions. It also developed a portable deluge shower that is fastened to plywood platform and is supplied by water from fire hoses for the disaster sites.