ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has donated $120,845 to Operation USA, a 100-percent privately funded agency that has a four-star rating on Charity Navigator. Inspired by hurricane relief efforts, ESAB made the donation based on 4th quarter sales of some of its highest volume products. Donations included $25 from each sale of ESAB Rebel 215ic and 235ic, $25 from sales of Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 60i and $10 from Victor Journeyman and Victor EDGE products.
“The generosity of partners like ESAB make our relief and recovery work here in the U.S. and around the world possible,” says Richard Walden, CEO & President, Operation USA. “We are so grateful for the support of ESAB as we work to deliver relief materials, fund recovery projects and facilitate long-term rebuilding efforts in the wake of events such as Hurricane Harvey in Texas. This generous donation will allow us to scale our work aiding the storm’s most vulnerable survivors in overlooked and under-served Texas communities. Thank you ESAB!”
With a path of destruction stretching for more than 300 miles, some 200,000 homes damaged and more than 1 million people displaced, Hurricane Harvey and the associated flooding caused record damage in Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Irma caused further destruction in Florida and surrounding regions. Operation USA is a hands-on agency with a small, dedicated staff overseeing our projects and disaster response work. Free of the bureaucracy and overhead of a larger organization, creative solutions allow them to respond to real needs in real time. Since 1979, Operation USA has worked in 100 countries — delivering over $400 million in aid for relief and development projects around the world.