Simpson Strong-Tie donates to hurricane relief

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Simpson Strong-Tie donates to hurricane relief

12/03/2020

Simpson Strong-Tie has donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund following one of the most active Atlantic hurricane season’s ever documented. 

In 2020, a total of 13 storms strengthened to hurricanes. The marks the second-highest total in recorded history.

Arriving within two weeks of each other, Hurricanes Eta and Iota affected millions of people. Eta disrupted the lives of more than 2.5 million people from Panama to Belize, with the most severe impact in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, according to the American Red Cross.

In Nicaragua, 33,000 people had no access to drinking water, and in Honduras, 1.7 million people evacuated to more than 170 shelters. Red Cross teams remain actively engaged in relief efforts through the distribution of relief items and psychosocial and emotional support.

“The 2020 hurricane season has been unprecedented in modern history, affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world,” said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias. “We are privileged to be able to support relief and recovery efforts in thousands of communities here in the US and abroad.”

To make a contribution and aid in disaster recovery efforts through the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.

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