Pro Towels and Kanata Blanket Company Donate Blankets to Aid Flood Victims
Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, and Kanata Blanket Company, Richmond, B.C., have donated more than 1,500 of their blankets to help victims of the recent flooding disaster in South Carolina. Pro Towels, which operates its primary manufacturing facility in Abbeville, S.C., teamed up with local Wright Middle School to move quickly after disaster struck.
The middle school adopted a flood-ravaged school in the capital city of Columbia, S.C., a city hit particularly hard by the flood. Approximately 50 families from the adopted school in Columbia lost everything but the clothes on their backs, with more than 800 children from the school affected in some way by the flood.
The blankets were loaded onto a 53-foot tractor-trailer in a joint effort between Wright students and Pro Towels employees. In addition to blankets, the tractor-trailer was filled with school supplies, socks, shoes, clothes, bottled water and other supplies.
Jeremy Scott, vice president of operations for Pro Towels, coordinated the loading of supplies.
“Our hearts go out to all of the victims of this terrible tragedy," Scott said. "We hope that the blankets and other supplies will bring warmth and comfort to those who have lost so much.”
For more information, visit www.protowels.com.