Electrolux Cools Off its Local Communities

Donates $300K in room air conditioners during summer heat

By YSN Staff

Electrolux helped bring some badly needed relief to the needy amid this summer’s blistering temperatures by donating $300,000 worth of room air conditioners to its local North Carolina communities.

The donations took place earlier this month in Charlotte, N.C., home of the company’s North American headquarters, and in Kinston, N.C., site of an Electrolux manufacturing facility.

“We are committed to supporting local families dealing with the summer heat because of our dedication to shape living for the better,” said Nolan Pike, CEO of Electrolux North America. “It is easy to take air conditioning for granted, and these high temperatures remind us how much others need this appliance.”

In Charlotte, the company donated $200,000 in room air conditioners to Crisis Assistance Ministry for distribution to families and individuals throughout the community. Electrolux employees added “sweat equity” to the donation by volunteering to unload the full 18-wheeler truck at the non-profit’s warehouse.

In Kinston, the company hosted a donation event in partnership with Lenoir/Greene United Way at its dishwasher facility and donated $100,000 worth of ACs.

Electrolux, which sells the units under its Frigidaire brand, manufactures kitchen, laundry and room air products in its six North American manufacturing facilities and designs many of them in Charlotte.