As part of relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian, local Badcock Home Furniture and more dealers Andrew Boyle, Gary Boyle and Rob Ball donated generators.
MULBERRY, Fla. — Dealers from Top 100 retailer Badcock Home Furniture & more are helping in the wake of last month’s devastation from Hurricane Ian by providing generators and other supplies to victims and first responders.
The Mulberry, Fla.-based retailer is also working with the Red Cross to raise funds for relief.
Once the storm passed, Badcock store merchants in southwest Florida began helping with Hurricane Ian relief efforts. Local shop owners Andrew Boyle, Gary Boyle and Rob Ball traveled to the hardest hit areas to provide aid, including filling trucks and piloting an airboat with generators, water, fuel and other supplies.
“When our neighbors are in need, we feel it is our responsibility as local businesses to help where we can,” said Andrew Boyle. “It is imperative that we give back to our community that gives us so much.”
Andrew, Gary and Rob navigated the Peace River helping people with flooded homes or without power, as well as first responders, who needed supplies. Since their local Badcock stores in Arcadia, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Lehigh Acres, North Ft. Myers, Naples and Port Charlotte have reopened, the trio is committed to continuing their support efforts.
“We recognize our communities we serve have a long road to recovery ahead of them,” said Gary Boyle. “When disaster strikes, it’s people who come together that bring hope to survivors and help rebuild the place we call home.”
The local furniture dealers have support from their colleagues and Badcock’s leadership team.
“I’m proud to see this group of dealers put their community before themselves during this time and ask for nothing in return,” said Badcock Home Furniture & more President and COO Mitchell Stiles. “In its most basic form, it’s the right thing to do when tragedy strikes like this and help start the rebuilding process.”
The American Red Cross response efforts are well underway in Florida as volunteers work tirelessly to provide food, shelter and comfort to people in need. Donations can be made here.