Pittsburgh Furniture Stores Team for Sandy ReliefNovember 7, 2012
Contemporary furniture retailer PerLora and several other Pittsburgh furniture stores have teamed up to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
"People's lives were uprooted as a result of this super storm, and thousands have lost their homes. Businesses were destroyed and others are struggling to keep their lights on" said Perry Sigesmund, owner of PerLora. "It's moments like these when we all need to join together to help those in need, Lora and I knew we needed to find a way to get involved in our community. We are thrilled to be partnering with other furniture stores in the area and hope our combined efforts can really make a difference."
Other Pittsburgh-area retailers committed to the fundraising effort, which lasts through December, include Room Concepts, Today's Home, Levin Furniture, Weiss House, Colonial Modern and Bradley Michaels.
Each participating furniture store will ask customers who purchase merchandise to make a donation of $1 or more to the American Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts starting this week through December. In addition, a number of the stores are also going to contribute to this cause.
"After experiencing the wrath of Hurricane Ivan firsthand in 2004 in Western Pennsylvania, and the devastation that followed, we will never forget those who step forward to help, this local effort is the least we can do for New Jersey and New York as they start the recovery process," said Jeff Lenchner of Today's Home, another of the group of furniture stores pitching in.
Not only do the partnering stores see this as a wonderful opportunity to partner together, it’s also serves as a great way to collaborate with their customers during a time when fellow Americans could really use their help.