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Abbyson Living Recognized for Hurricane Sandy Relief
By Home Furnishings Business in Community/Charitable Support on May 1, 2013
Lifestyle home furnishings vendor Abbyson Living has partnered with Family-to-Family to aid families devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Abbyson Living reached out to Family-to-Family--a non-profit national hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to creating a bridge between impoverished communities and those that can afford to give--in the aftermath of the storm that struck the East Coast last fall to support families in need.
Family-to-Family connected Abbyson Living with families living in a low-income housing project in the hard-hit area of Far Rockaway, N.Y. Several families received a new leather sectional couch from Abbyson Living.
"The essence and mission of Family-to-Family is facilitating one-on-one connections--linking those in need with those who want to help by 'sharing their bounty,'" said Pam Koner, founder and executive director of Family-toFamily. "It was a natural fit to match Abbyson, a company whose furniture pieces can essentially make a home, with specific families whose houses were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Through their furniture donations, Abbyson was able to help these families renew that feeling of home."
The American Red Cross commended Abbyson Living for its aid efforts.
Red Cross is very thankful for its partnership with Abbyson Living at all levels, said Jim McGee, CEO of the American Red Cross Central Coast Region. "Their commitment to Superstorm Sandy disaster relief was significant, and we are so appreciative of their day-to-day support of the life-saving mission of the American Red Cross in Ventura County."