Culligan International Partners with Convoy of Hope in Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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125,000 bottles of water donated for distribution in New York and New Jersey

Convoy of Hope distributes aid to those in need following Hurricane Sandy.

“Our partnership with Culligan International has been vital when we need to get the essentials, such as water, to those affected by disasters,” said Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope.

Culligan International continued its partnership with Convoy of Hope by donating 125,000 bottles of water for distribution in storm ravaged areas of New York and New Jersey.

“Hurricane Sandy was a devastating event for our friends, colleagues and customers on the East Coast,” said Curt Hilliard, senior vice president of marketing at Culligan International. “Culligan International quickly took action working through our long-time partner, Convoy of Hope, to provide approximately 125,000 bottles of Culligan water for those displaced by the storm, as well as first responders and volunteers. Clean drinking water is a basic human necessity. Water supplies can be, and often are, disrupted and contaminated in these situations.”

Convoy of Hope distributed the water to storm survivors in multiple communities. “Our partnership with Culligan International has been vital when we need to get the essentials, such as water, to those affected by disasters,” said Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope.

“Culligan International, and its nearly 650 dedicated and capable dealers, actively support these efforts in the communities we serve,” said Larry Holzman, senior vice president of franchise at Culligan International. “Additionally, we support the good work done by Convoy of Hope to help ensure people have access to the best quality drinking water in the event of a disaster and all year-round.”

Those wishing to make a contribution to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts can make a secure online contribution by visiting: http://www.convoyofhope.org. To place a $10 donation on your cellular bill, text the word CONVOY to 50555. Standard text and data rates apply.

About Culligan International

Founded in 1936 by Emmett Culligan, Culligan International is a world leader in delivering water solutions that will improve the lives of their customers. The company offers some of the most technologically advanced, state-of-the-art water filtration products. Culligan’s products include water softeners, drinking water systems, whole-house systems and solutions for business. Culligan’s network of franchise dealers is the largest in the world, with over 800 dealers in 90 countries. Many Culligan dealers have valuable equity in their communities as multigenerational family owners of their franchises. For more information visit: http://www.culligan.com.

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, has a long history of responding to natural disasters and is recognized as a Charity Navigator first responder. Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization, has a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing. Learn more at http://www.convoyofhope.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Contacts:

Jeff Nene, 417-851-4425
Mobile: 417-860-2196
National Spokesperson
jnene(at)convoyofhope(dot)org

or

Jeff Roman, 417-851-4483
Mobile: 417-942-7570
Public Relations Desk
jroman(at)convoyofhope(dot)org

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