TUFF SHED, Inc., America’s leading supplier of storage buildings and garages, presented the American Red Cross with $27,627 in funds it raised on behalf of the charity’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts at the American Red Cross Denver Chapter Headquarters on Tuesday.
Denver based TUFF SHED collected the funds from its more than 1,200 employees across the country, including 140 employees here in Colorado. TUFF SHED employees were allowed to make PTO (paid time off) and Payroll deductions or submit personal checks. All donations were matched dollar-for-dollar by the company’s corporate office. Besides the company’s corporate offices, TUFF SHED has five company-owned retail locations in Colorado, including three locations in the Denver metro area.
TUFF SHED also recently rolled out a new kit building for its customers in disaster-stricken New Orleans to assemble themselves. The product was developed in response to the combination of overwhelming product demand and a decimated work force of building installers in the area. The kit building is being sold at New Orleans area Home Depot stores.
“We are trying to help any way we can,” says TUFF SHED President and CEO Tom Saurey. We typically have our own builders install our buildings for the customer, but since builders are at a premium in New Orleans right now, we had to come up with an alternate option for the customer.”