‘Gifts In Kind’ Donations Aiding Hurricane Ike Victims
Hurricane Ike caused massive property destruction along the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sept. 7. Many residents were left homeless, and millions were without electricity for weeks. NAHB responded immediately, assisting local home builders associations and FEMA with disaster relief efforts.
Now that the recovery efforts have turned to rebuilding, NAHB members who have expressed interest in donating products or building materials are being encouraged to make donations through Gifts In Kind International.
Gifts In Kind is a charity that serves housing and community rebuilding nonprofits by distributing home improvement and building supplies.
“Hurricane victims now face rebuilding or repairing their homes. There is a desperate need for tools and building materials as the rebuilding effort gets underway,” said Virginia Royal, director of business association development for Gifts In Kind.
Building Supplies Needed
Gifts In Kind is asking corporate donors in the building industry to donate new, bundled building and repair supplies. The following items are among those most urgently needed:
- Neutral tile flooring (12 x 12)
- Beaded paneling, moulding, wainscoting, baseboard, door and window trim
- Finishing nails and nail guns
- Primer, paint (neutrals) rollers, sprayers and trays
- Carpet (commercial grade)
- Caulk guns and paintable (indoor/outdoor) caulk
- Electrical wiring and fixtures
- Bathroom fixtures
How You Can Help
To donate products, complete the Product Donation Form and return it by fax to 877-798-3192, attention Doyle Delph, or e-mail it to email@example.com.
Cash donations, which help cover the shipping and handling of urgently needed items, can be made online by clicking here.
Gifts In Kind’s Emergency Relief Team is available from 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. EST at 703-836-2121. After hours, leave a voice mail message for Doyle Delph at 703-299-7532.
Gifts In Kind International serves as a donation conduit between for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations in order to benefit communities in need worldwide. Each year, it distributes new corporate product donations valued at close to $750 million to quality nonprofit organizations.
For more information about Gifts In Kind International’s efforts, click here.
For more information on NAHB’s disaster assistance resources, e-mail Ken Ford or Gwyn Donohue, or call them at 800-368-5242, x8228 and x8447, respectively.