BRILLION, Wis. – Ariens Co. has donated $10,000 to the Equipment Dealers Assn.’s Disaster Relief Fund, administered through the organization’s foundation. Donations to the relief fund will go directly to equipment dealerships and their employees in Hurricane Harvey’s affected areas surrounding Houston, Texas.
In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the EDA’s foundation created a disaster relief fund and, since its inception, the foundation has provided $286,000 in grants to employees of equipment dealerships affected by natural disasters. Contributions will help hurricane victims find shelter, transportation, and money for food, clothing, school supplies, medicine and countless other daily needs.
“Texas is home to many of our very strong dealers, and we have a long history of partnering with great businesses in this resilient state,” said Ariens Co. Chairman/CEO Dan Ariens. “We know that our friends and their families will band together, with the help of the EDA and so many others donating both time and resources, to rebuild and create cities that were even stronger than before.”
As a member of the Equipment Dealers Assn., Ariens Co. is encouraging other members of the green industry to support this cause. To donate, please call the EDA’s foundation office at 636-349-5000. Visit equipmentdealer.org for more information about the EDA.
About Ariens Co.
Based in Brillion, Wis., Ariens Co. is a privately-owned and operated corporation focused on outdoor products that serve the needs of both consumer and professional customers. Established in 1933, the company manufactures original outdoor power equipment under the Ariens, Gravely, Sno-Tek, Countax and Westwood brands. As a distributor of specialty equipment, supplies and gear, Ariens Company serves niche outdoor segments through direct marketing brands Gempler’s, Ben Meadows and AW Direct. Visit http://www.ariensco.com for more information.