Tsunami Fund Receives Donation From Glenn Lukos Associates
Right after the Dec. 26 tsunami wreaked havoc in South Asia, Glenn Lukos knew that his company needed to do something. Taking a cue from how he responded to the 9/11 tragedy a few years earlier, Lukos quickly established a way to support the victims of the tsunami disaster.
“We decided to donate 7.5% of our receipts for 30 days,” said Lukos, owner of Glenn Lukos Associates, Inc., an Orange County, Calif.-based environmental consulting firm. The company estimated that this would raise about $35,000. After investigating several charities, it was decided to advance the funds to Direct Relief International, a charity that provides donated material goods to locally run health programs in poor areas around the world and during times of disaster.
The plan was so successful that the company ended up raising $15,000 more than had been projected. Having learned about the Home Builders Care/National Housing-Endowment Tsunami Shelter Fund, Glenn Lukos Associates donated those additional monies to the NAHB effort on behalf of rebuilding homes in Southeast Asia, which has now collected a total of $354,000.
Leading the fundraising effort for the Home Builders Care/National Housing-Tsunami Shelter Fund, former NAHB President Bob Mitchell has set a goal of raising $500,000 by the end of the year to be donated to two partner organizations, Habitat for Humanity International and Shelter For Life International, both U.S.-based charities already working in the region.
Send your donation to (please note Tsunami Shelter Fund in the memo field):
National Housing Endowment
Attn: Troy Patterson
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005