W.S. Badcock Corporation announces today a partnership with American Red Cross in honor of Badcock’s 117th anniversary to help raise $117,000 for those impacted by disasters. From July 20 through August 16, guests at Badcock stores will be able to scan a unique QR code at checkout to make a donation, with all contributions going directly to American Red Cross. The furniture company has pledged to match donations up to $58,500.
With a long history of focusing on customers’ needs, Badcock also has a record of extending that focus to the needs of its local communities. The corporation and its stores have regularly supported local charities, schools, and community organizations with supplies and financial aid. The partnership with the Red Cross is an important one for the southeastern furniture company, as its stores, dealers, and communities are often impacted by natural disasters.
“We are excited to partner with the American Red Cross, because it allows us to help our communities on a much larger scale, especially during peak hurricane season,” says Badcock president and CEO Rob Burnette. “Supporting others through times of crises is important, and the Red Cross is an organization that does this tirelessly – in our local communities and throughout the world.”
“We are so grateful to have a corporate partner like Badcock Home Furniture &more who is committed to supporting our mission,” adds Michael Ryan, VP Development, Southeast & Caribbean. “We rely on our community partners to deliver hope and help when people need it the most, especially during disasters. This generous gift from Badcock Home Furniture &more shows the dedication they have toward those we serve.”
In addition to in-store donations via the QR code, people can donate here via credit or debit card, PayPal, or Apple Pay. Payment is also accepted via mail or phone. Guests who donate in-store will receive an “I Gave” sticker and are encouraged to post pictures on social media along with #BadcockRedCross.