Blinds.com, in conjunction with the Houston Food Bank, is joining the challenge to provide 500,000 pounds of food per day to those affected by Hurricane Ike.
How can you help?
Support the cause by making a purchase and applying coupon code IKE and 50% of the profit from your purchase will be donated to the Houston Food Bank until October 17th.
Visit Blinds.com for details, learn about volunteer opportunities or make a direct donation.
The storm made landfall on the Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island on Friday, September 12, leaving a trail of devastation that all Blinds.com employees are still feeling weeks later. Blinds.com employees took on the task, because they know first-hand what it feels like to be without power, water, and life’s conveniences after this storm. However, they are grateful to still have the necessities and know many others have not fared so well.
In looking for an opportunity to support the community after the hurricane Blinds.com sought an opportunity to provide emergency assistance directly to those displaced by the storm. We were impressed with the Houston Food Bank’s goal to provide half a million pounds of food a day to the burgeoning numbers of hungry, as well as their ability to feed an adult, child or senior citizen on just one dollar a day. But we knew that with empty grocery stores and tons of food spoiled due to power outages they would need lots of assistance.
Blinds.com has a history of charitable initiatives including work with Make a Wish and igive as well as employee volunteer projects like Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Habitat for Humanity. From Friday, October 3 until Friday, October 17th Blinds.com will donate 50% of all profits to the Houston Food Bank. “We have wonderful customers around the country who want to help. Many of them participate in online charities like iGive.com, which we participate in as well. This is another outlet for them to do what they can,” said Blinds.com CEO, Jay Steinfeld.