Arley Wholesale makes donation for reconstruction in Haiti

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Scranton, Pa.—Arley Wholesale, a family-owned, third generation wholesale supplier of tile and stone, recently made a major contribution of porcelain tile material to aid the crisis in Haiti.

“The tile donated from Arley Wholesale in Scranton was shipped directly to Haiti,” said David Lorency, president, Operation Compassion-A Ministry of Blessing. “It will be used in the rebuilding efforts and in particular to build clinics that will treat hundreds of people living outside the city of Port Au Prince. These clinics were determined to be most useful in the rural areas where most of the refugees have fled following last year’s devastating earthquake.”

He said the climate in Haiti permits the tile use for flooring as well as walls, countertops and specialty items such as outdoor areas. “This large amount of tile will be a tremendous help in the ongoing efforts of assisting earthquake survivors with vital infrastructure rebuilding,” Lorency said. “One clinic being is rebuilt at a time that will ensure medical care in the fight for their survival.”

The actual amount of donated porcelain tile exceeded 250,000 square feet. “We have to realize that other people are not as fortunate as we are,” stated Scott Levy, vice president of operations, Arley Wholsale’s. “The tile and stone business has been good to our family-owned business for three generations. We always want to give back and help whenever we can. When we found out about Operation Compassion’s plans to rebuild Haiti, we jumped at the opportunity to be part of this benevolent cause.”

Officials at Arley Wholesale worked with both Operation Compassion and Mountain Resource Center relative to their contribution.  Based in Nebo, West Virginia, Mountain Resource Center is a non-profit corporation that matches the “under-resourced with the overstocked.” In particular, the organization works with companies that manufacture building materials, tools, supplies and related products.

Forbes.com named Operation Compassion for the second consecutive year as No. 1 out of 1.4 million charities in the United States, with 100% of its expenses going directly to global programs. Operation Compassion focuses on three priorities: Responding to natural disasters both domestic and global; providing inspiration, information, training and resources to help mobilize churches, individuals and community groups to provide food and basic necessities to the poor and needy, and concentrating on international distribution to widows, single mothers and children.

For more information,  call 800.233.4107 or visit arleywholesale.com.

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