When thieves broke into the construction trailers of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, they made off with $13,000 worth of tools and equipment on May 5. But local businesses have rallied around the not-for-profit organization, replacing what was lost, and then some.
According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel, Universal Orlando provided a grant worth up to $10,000 for replacing the stolen equipment. Home improvement retailer Lowe’s pledged to contribute equipment worth approximately $1,500.
"We took it personally when such an admirable organization was hit by such a devastating act," Candace Hartley, manager of Lowe's West Colonial Drive store, told the newspaper.
W.W. Grainger Inc., a supplier of building maintenance and repair products, pledged to contribute equipment worth approximately $1,500.
Amway Global, a direct-selling company of consumer products, made a $5,000 donation.