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Culp leads ‘Hands in for Haiti’ campaign

High Point, NC based textiles company, leads community in donation drive for Haiti earthquake relief.

23rd August 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  High Point, NC, USA

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High Point, North Carolina based Culp, Inc. a manufacturer of circular knitted and woven mattress coverings, is leading a community-wide ‘Hands in for Haiti’ donation drive to help the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Culp has production facilities in Ouanaminthe, Haiti, and although the earthquake occurred in another region of the country and did not result in any damage or harm to the company’s facilities or employees, many Culp employees have family members who have been affected by the disaster.

“At Culp, our associates across all of our global operations are family, and we are committed to serving the communities where we operate,” commented Iv Culp, president and CEO of Culp, Inc. “As a company, we have the logistical capability to get supplies to Haiti and support the earthquake relief effort. Collectively, our actions are powerful. It is our hope that working with the generous people of High Point and the surrounding communities, along with many great businesses and organizations, we can all put our ‘Hands in for Haiti’ and help those affected by this tragedy.”

The supplies needed by the Haitian people are non-perishable food, blankets, toothbrushes/toothpaste, water, bandages/first aid, toilet paper, clothes/shoes, soap,            deodorant, work gloves, shampoo/toiletries, and liquid laundry detergent. Culp has thanked a number of local businesses and organizations that have agreed to help support this relief effort.

In addition to serving as a donation site, local baseball team High Point Rockers will also be hosting a fundraising night at the town’s ballpark. When the Rockers play the Gastonia Honey Hunters on Thursday, 2nd September, a portion of online ticket sales will be donated back to CULP’s ‘Hands in for Haiti’ program for the Haiti earthquake relief effort. When fans use a ticketing link created specifically for the game, $3 from every ticket sold using the link will be donated.  To purchase tickets, fans can go to www.highpointrockers.com. The link will be posted and be active the week of August 23rd.

© Culp Inc.

Pete Fisch, president of the High Point Rockers, commented: “We are happy to help with such a worthy cause, and being able to include our incredible Rockers fans makes it even more meaningful.”

“This humanitarian effort is yet another testament to the Culp mindset of helping others,” stated Jane Liebscher, president of United Way Greater High Point. “We are grateful for the opportunity to extend a helping hand to help those impacted.”

The community-minded spirit was also reflected in comments by Rachel Moss, chief operating officer of the Business High Point Chamber of Commerce. “We are honoured to assist with this effort and know the generosity of our area citizens will be overflowing,” said Moss.

Interested parties who would like to participate in the ‘Hands in for Haiti’ earthquake relief effort should contact Jenny Barnhill at Culp, Inc., email: [email protected].  

Donations will be accepted at the below listed sites through Friday, September 3rd. You can also donate online at:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3CLYON6R3FBI2?ref_=wl_share

Donation sites are located at:

Truist Point – Home of the High Point Rockers – 303 Gatewood Ave., High Point, NC 27262

Congdon Yards -  400 W. English Rd., High Point, NC 27262

United Way of Greater High Point – 815 Phillips Ave. High Point, NC 27262

Business High Point Chamber of Commerce – 1634 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27262

Culp, Inc. Corp. Headquarters – 1823 Eastchester Dr., High Point, NC 27265

Culp Cut & Sew – 1150 Silver Ct., High Point, NC 27265

Culp Home Fashions – 7209 Hwy. 158 E., Stokesdale, NC 27357

Culp Design Center – 2900 Tucker St., Suite 103, Burlington, NC 27215

Culp, Inc. is one of the world's largest manufacturers and marketers of mattress fabrics for bedding and upholstery fabrics for residential and commercial furniture. The company markets a variety of fabrics to its global customer base of leading bedding and furniture companies, including fabrics produced at Culp’s manufacturing facilities and fabrics sourced through other suppliers. Culp has manufacturing and sourcing operations located in the United States, Canada, China, Vietnam, Turkey and Haiti.

www.culpinc.com   

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