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Representatives from Kimball International and its Kimball Office brand today presented the city of Salem, Indiana with a $25,000 cash donation to the Salem Emergency Flood Fund. One week ago, Salem, Indiana experienced a devastating flash flood following 7 inches of rain in only 45 minutes. Many homes and businesses experienced major damage. "We have been a part of the Salem community since 1984 and want to give back during their time of need. Our company's aspiration, We Build Success, enables us to share that success by donations for worthy causes and special needs like Salem is facing with the flood," said Bob Schneider, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Kimball International.
"The support we receive from the Salem community to further our strategic aspirations and daily operations is very appreciated. We are delighted to be able to aid in the recovery and well-being of the citizens in this community. In addition, our employees in Jasper and Salem have launched a relief drive to collect food, water, and cleaning supplies," said Kathy Sigler, Vice President, Operations of the Kimball Office brand.
Mayor Troy Merry stated, "On behalf of the city of Salem, we are very thankful for Kimball's willingness to help the citizens of the community. Kimball has been a great community partner and we look forward to continue working together to build success."
About Kimball International
Kimball International, Inc. creates design driven, innovative furnishings sold through our family of brands: Kimball Office, National Office Furniture, and Kimball Hospitality. Our diverse portfolio offers solutions for the workplace, learning, healing, and hospitality environments. Dedicated to our Guiding Principles, our values and integrity are evidenced by public recognition as a highly trusted company and an employer of choice. "We Build Success" by establishing long-term relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, share owners and the communities in which we operate. To learn more about Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL), visit www.kimball.com.
Pictured aboce: Wally Terkhorn, President, Salem City Council; Lonnie Nicholson, Chief Administrative Officer, Kimball International; Bob Schneider, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kimball International; Kathy Sigler, Vice President, Operations, Kimball Office presenting the check to Sally Hattabaugh, Salem Clerk-Treasurer; Mayor Troy Merry and John Smith, General Manager of the Kimball Office Salem operation.
Mayor Pledges to Quickly Release Funds to Residents in Critical Need
The City of Salem, Indiana has established an Emergency Flood 2017 fund for receiving donations from around the country and quickly distributing those funds to the critically effected residents of the City.
The devastating floods have caused serious damage to many homes and businesses in the City of Salem. The City is working with other agencies and law enforcement to identify those people hit hardest.
Mayor Troy Merry pledges that the funds will be released to those most in need. The funds will be released as quickly as possible to help people when they are most effective. Further, Mayor Merry wants to make clear to those donating money that, "100% of the designated donations will go directly to the Salem residents effected by the 2017 flood."
TO DONATE: Please call: 812-883-4265 or send checks to: 2017 Emergency Flood Fund, 201 E. Market Street, Suite 101, Salem, IN 47167
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