As fires continue to rage across the state of California, Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced it has made a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist in relief response and recovery efforts throughout the region.
According to the state’s firefighting agency, Cal Fire, over a million acres of land have burned since August 15. The LNU and SCU Lightning Complex fires have become the second- and third-largest fires in state history. More than 14,000 firefighters, with more enlisted from out of state, have been battling the blazes which have thus far left seven people dead and more injured. Approximately 100,000 people have been displaced.
“With our headquarters in the heart of Northern California, we are experiencing first-hand the effects of these devastating fires,” said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias. “We will continue to look for ways to help our community, and are grateful for our ability to support relief and recovery for those immediately affected through this donation to the American Red Cross.”
To make a contribution and aid in disaster recovery efforts through the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.