La-Z-Boy Donates More Than $200 k in Furniture to Assist Flood Victims
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La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries has donated more than $200,000 worth of new furniture to help flood victims put their homes and lives back together.

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries has donated more than $200,000 worth of new furniture to help flood victims put their homes and lives back together.

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  • 1. standardspeaker.comGreater Hazletons Largest & Fastest-Growing Newspaper AudienceLa-Z-Boy donates more than $200K in furniture to assistflood victimsBY DENISE ALLABAUGH (STAFF WRITER) Published: September 27, 2011 HANOVER TWP. - La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries has donated more than $200,000 worth of new furniture to help flood victims put their homes and lives back together. Truckloads of furniture, including sofas, chairs, recliners and tables, were delivered Monday to The Salvation Armys temporary warehouse set up in an industrial building at 1110 Hanover St. in Hanover Township. The Salvation Army will distribute the furniture in the next few weeks to those who need it the most, said Bob Myers, disaster services director for the Salvation Army. Officials from the Salvation Army have been meeting with people and families at disaster assistance centers in affected areas. Those who will Warren Ruda/Staff Photographer Darren receive the furniture will "most likely who have had total household losses Brohawn of La-Z-Boy Furniture and have to relocate and are essentially starting over from scratch," Myers Galleries delivers furniture for said. Northeastern Pennsylvania flood victims to The Salvation Army warehouse. "We will make arrangements with individuals to come pick up furniture and hopefully help them get their lives back on track a little more quickly," Myers said. "We have already identified some cases where the needs arevery high. We know, from what weve seen so far, that the needs are going to far exceed what we have available so weregoing to try to prioritize to those in the most need. This is a huge gift from La Z Boy and were very grateful that theypartnered with the Salvation Army to help get this furniture in the hands of those who really need it."Frank J. Hager, owner of seven La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, said the businesshas a strong history of helping people during disasters.La-Z-Boy Inc. has previously donated furniture to help victims of Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti. Inconjunction with La-Z-Boy Inc., La Z Boy Furniture Galleries also donated furniture to the Harrisburg area, which wasflooded from Tropical Storm Lee, he said."Weve been in the market here for 14 years and weve been supported by the community very well over the years and wejust felt we had the opportunity to be able to give back," Hager said. "We are trying to give a little bit of comfort topeople who really have been devastated."For information, call The Salvation Army at 570-824-8741 or go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.dallabaugh@citizensvoice.com