LEXINGTON, KY (March 12, 2012) – Florida Tile has responded to the call for building materials by donating five truckloads of ceramic tile to help rebuild communities devastated by tornadoes in Eastern Kentucky 10 days ago.
Tile will make the donation to Mountain Re-Source Center (MRC), an organization
that supports nonprofit partners through distribution of donated materials in
local communities. MRC will work with Christian Appalachian Project, an
organization based in Corbin and Hagerhill that works exclusively in
Appalachia. CAP has already been on the ground in the hardest-hit communities
of West Liberty and Salyersville addressing their immediate needs and will
continue to be there when the rebuilding begins.
soon as the storms abated, Florida Tile knew the right thing to do was to step
up immediately to help our neighbors rebuild. It is part of who we are and the
kind of US corporate citizen we promised to continue to be when we relocated to
Lexington, Kentucky,” said Michael Franceschelli, CEO of Florida Tile.
its manufacturing facility in Lawrenceburg, Florida Tile has supported
community efforts in Kentucky and around the country for several years. The
company has donated hundreds of loads of tile to MRC and Tile Partners for
Humanity, a division of MRC representing the partnership of tile industry
members supporting community improvement through donations of tile materials.
Miller, executive director of Mountain Re-Source Center, said the generous
donation will go a long way toward helping these Kentucky communities rebuild.
Tile understands the importance of supporting local communities through
donations of tile and this contribution will truly make a difference in
Kentucky,” he said. “Through the work of Christian Appalachian Project, the
tile will directly impact these devastated communities and we are grateful to
Florida Tile for their generous and ongoing donations.”
Florida Tile donation will include about 50,000 square feet of tile valued at