At ImageFIRST, which offers medical linen service in Indianapolis, IN and other locations throughout the country, we strive to give back to our communities and improve the quality of life for those in need. There was inevitably a heaviness in our hearts when we saw the devastating impact of the hurricanes and other natural disasters that recently hit North America – but our locations across the country saw the resulting hardships as an opportunity to help our fellow community members.
In addition to our regular community service efforts, our individual branches and corporate office found new and inventive ways to give back and contribute goods and monetary donations to those who were affected by the recent natural disasters. Throughout the entire month of September, we were dedicated to raising funds and awareness for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as Mexico earthquakes.
Here are some of our locations that found creative ways to offer natural disaster relief:
After Hurricane Harvey, the Atlanta location wanted to gather donations and extend their reach beyond associates. As a result, they designed and sold t-shirts to sell to associates, family members, and the local community. All proceeds were matched by ImageFIRST and donated to the American Red Cross.
After Hurricane Irma hit, associates from the Los Angeles office started a drive to collect toys for children in Miami, FL. Even though this location is across the country from where the hurricane hit, they were determined to find a way to help.
Unfortunately, even after these two instances, more natural disasters continued to hit in North America, so we rose to the challenge accordingly. In addition to matching all proceeds donated to Hurricane Harvey from all participating locations, ImageFIRST as a company decided to donate to several other causes:
- $5,568 to American Red Cross (including associate donations and 100% match)
- $4,000 to Direct Relief (humanitarian aid organization) for Mexico earthquakes
- $4,000 to Direct Relief for Puerto Rico
- $4,000 to Direct Relief for Florida
- $4,000 to Direct Relief for Haiti
- $4,000 to ImageFIRST Houston location for Hurricane Harvey
As a company devoted to making a positive impact on the lives of our associates, customers, their patients, and community, we are always looking for ways to give back. We have donated a wide selection of money, toys, food, and time to those who have lost their homes and families to devastating natural disasters. Our associates are devoted to improving the lives of others through our donations and our services.