LOUISVILLE, Ky., (May 27, 2021)—During these challenging times, GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, continues helping provide support to the local communities where it operates. In Rapid City, S.D., GEA has partnered with community-focused organizations to provide them with donations of health and safety supplies.
Advanced Services, Inc. (ASI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Appliances located in Rapid City, is a contact center operation hub for the company’s consumers and customers. As part of GEA’s commitment to the local communities where its employees live and work, the ASI leadership team collaborated with local nonprofits in Rapid City to determine community needs.
As a result, more than 7,200 donations of items including face masks, face shields, cleaning supplies, gloves and hand sanitizer bottles were delivered to the following organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Care Campus, Rural America Initiatives, The Club for Boys, United Way of the Black Hills, Wellfully and YMCA of Rapid City.
“As part of the GE Appliances family, we’re honored to help support local community agencies in Rapid City with needed supplies,” said Burnell Lutz, center manager for ASI. “We have a wonderful relationship with our community leaders and we hope that these donations will benefit those organizations working to keep our community strong.”
Through its community engagement efforts, GE Appliances supports community partners by connecting people with the resources they need to be successful and helping strengthen equity, health and education in local communities. Over the past year, the company has provided more than 300,000 units of PPE and other supplies to healthcare facilities, nonprofits and government agencies.
Additionally, GEA provided $2 million in grants and product donations to more than 100 nonprofits and donated nearly $1 million worth of appliances to first responders and healthcare workers across the U.S. working to keep people safe during the fight against COVID-19.
- Photo 1: ASI employee Melissa Hurley (center) joins YMCA of Rapid City representatives for a supply donation.
- Photo 2: United Way of Black Hills representative Audrea Amstutz (left) joins ASI employee Melissa Hurley for a supply donation.
- Photo 3: ASI employee Melissa Hurley (left) joins a representative from Rural America Initiatives for a supply donation.
About GE Appliances
GE Appliances strives to make the world a better place and is committed to leading in the communities where its 14,000 employees live and work. A purpose-rooted and passion-driven organization, GE Appliances believes there is always a better way. Its corporate headquarters is in Louisville, Ky., and it sells products under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE® Appliances, Haier, and Hotpoint brands. Its appliances, which are in half of all U.S. homes., include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems, water heaters, wine & beverage centers, and small appliances.