Donates $100,000, collecting needed supplies for the American Red Cross to aid in South Carolina flood relief and recovery efforts

Spartanburg, S.C. (PRWEB) October 12, 2015

Today, Milliken & Company announced that it is making a donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support the immediate disaster relief efforts in South Carolina.

In addition, recognizing the longer-term recovery needs, Milliken employees in each of the company’s 37 U.S. facilities are collecting supplies to be delivered to the Red Cross later this month. The public is welcome to drop off donations at the Roger Milliken Center Campus in Spartanburg between October 13 and 23, 2015.

“Over 4,000 Milliken associates call South Carolina home, and we are committed to supporting our neighbors, families, and friends who are facing hardships due to the devastating floods," said Joe Salley, president and CEO, Milliken & Company. “We hope that our donations will provide both near-term relief to those impacted and longer-term aid in the rebuilding process.”

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“The people of South Carolina are suffering, and our corporate partners, neighbors, friends and families are stepping up to help. Milliken’s contribution helps us reach out to those who are hurting and begin the long road to recovery and healing. Thank you for being there for those who need us," stated Ann M. Wright, American Red Cross Executive Director, Upstate South Carolina COO Palmetto S.C. Region.

About Milliken - For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. For more information, visit http://www.milliken.com and join us on Twitter and Facebook.

About the American Red Cross - The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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