Pleasanton, Calif. — As fires continue to burn in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii, destroying more than 2,200 structures and displacing thousands of residents, Simpson Strong-Tie is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help with immediate relief efforts.
The Red Cross opened 12 emergency shelters in Maui and Oahu for evacuees, and they have more than 300 trained disaster relief workers who are providing relief supplies, health services, support for finding missing loved ones and more. Residents have been warned about potentially toxic fumes and contaminated running water, and more than 4,500 people still have no power. The Red Cross will continue providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance as they assess community needs.
“Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by the Maui fires. We hope our support will strengthen immediate relief efforts and the road to recovery for the island,” said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Mike Olosky.
To make a contribution to the Red Cross for Maui fire relief, visit redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Director, Marketing Communications at Simpson Strong-Tie