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Hankook Tire Provides $10,000 donation for hurricane relief
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — SERVPRO of Montgomery County, the local Red Cross, Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency, and TMS began partnering to collect donations to help the victims of the Hurricane Harvey disaster on September 6. The donations started coming in to fill the 53’ trailer last Wednesday after announcements were made to the community and Montgomery County Government employees.
After the two-day drop off period the trailer was packed more than 1/3 full – not yet enough to send it to Texas. Hankook Tire saw the need and reached out to the County to see how they could help. On September 12, the company made the decision to donate $10,000 to purchase the items needed for the people in Texas who so desperately need them. The money was donated to the United Way which then purchased the items at Sam’s Club to fill up the trailer.
“We appreciate what this community is doing to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and want to be a part of the effort. It is an honor to provide these funds that we know will be used to assist people who are suffering,” said Hankook Vice President of Corporate Strategy Jay Kim.
The trailer, provided by SERVPRO of Clarksville, was filled today with the items identified by the American Red Cross as the most needed. SERVPRO will head to Texas Thursday morning to drop off the items to be distributed.
“Thank you to all the citizens, County employees, and Publix of Madison Street for the donations. This was a joint effort to show our compassion for those who are hurting in Texas because of Hurricane Harvey. The generous donation from Hankook made it possible for us to complete our mission of filling the trailer with the most urgently needed items,” said Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.