11 Oct Pittsburgh Call to Action: Donate to Victims of Hurricane Michael
Esmark sending 20-ton truck of relief supplies to Florida
SEWICKLEY, PA; October 11, 2018 – Esmark, Inc. is coordinating relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Michael, a category 4 hurricane that ripped through the Florida panhandle on Tuesday, October 10. Esmark is calling all Pittsburghers to action, requesting donations to be made and dropped off at the Esmark global headquarters in Sewickley this Saturday. The company is making an in-kind donation of a 20-ton truck, a driver, fuel and delivery of all donations received. The truck, which will be filled by the Quaker Valley High School hockey team and other Sewickley area scholar athlete volunteers, will depart on Saturday afternoon for Panama City, Fla.
When: Saturday, October 13
9 a.m.-2 p.m
Where: Esmark, Inc. Headquarters Parking Lot
100 Hazel Lane
Sewickley, PA 15143
Requested Donations: bottled water, non-perishables, solar phone chargers, sleeping bags, generators, batteries, blankets, baby wipes, toothbrushes.
“It is imperative that we all do our part to help our fellow Americans in need. A case of bottled water costs less than $5, but if thousands of Pittsburghers rise to the occasion, together we can make a significant impact,” said James P. Bouchard, Chairman of Esmark, Inc. “There is a major labor shortage in the trucking industry today, and we want to ensure that we’re doing our part and using our company-owned trucks and our company drivers to get as many supplies as possible to those who need them as quickly as we can.”
In addition, company donating 3,000 bottles of water and is organizing a similar effort from its office in Chicago Heights, Ill.
Esmark, Inc. has a reputation for stepping up to help families in need after major natural disasters. The company coordinated and delivered 120,000 pounds of bottle water to victims of Hurricane Katrina and organized a massive $6 million medical relief effort to support survivors of the earthquake in Haiti with medicines, supplies and medical teams. Click here to learn more about Esmark’s commitment to the community.
About Esmark, Inc.
Esmark, Inc. is a diversified, privately-held family company with a portfolio of industrial companies with strong roots in the steel industry. Over the years, Esmark has diversified its interests and operations into a number of businesses engaged in the industrial and commodity sectors. Esmark (a former publicly traded company on NASDAQ: ESMK) has focused on several key industries including steel services, oil and gas exploration, aviation, real estate, professional services, technology and youth sports development. The company is also an active corporate citizen in the communities it serves, having committed more than $5 million in philanthropic support a wide range of humanitarian, education, family wellness and youth sports programs in Pennsylvania, Illinois and internationally. www.esmark.com
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