Kohler, Wis. – October 3, 2018 – Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath products and power systems, has developed a portable showering experience to assist volunteers following hurricanes and other disasters. The new 42-foot KOHLER Relief trailer, which is powered by a KOHLER mobile generator, has been deployed for the first time by Operation Blessing International (OBI) to New Bern, North Carolina, a community with severe flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. OBl is a global nonprofit humanitarian organization providing aid in 39 countries through disaster relief, health and medical care, hunger relief, and access to safe water.
“We’re pleased to work with Kohler to bring the Relief Trailer to our many dedicated volunteers who are in North Carolina helping those in need following the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence,” said Ronda Sherman, vice president of philanthropy for Operation Blessing International. “Our volunteers are often deployed for weeks or months at a time following these massive storms and having the opportunity to shower onsite will significantly enhance our team’s efforts throughout the clean-up and recovery process.”
The KOHLER Relief Trailer offers seven showering stalls in addition to a changing room and equipment room with washer and dryer for clothing. There are also sinks, faucets, charging outlets for mobile devices and flat-panel televisions so workers can stay up-to-date on news and other updates regarding the disaster and ongoing relief efforts.
“We have a deep appreciation for the remarkable efforts of volunteers and humanitarian organizations who are dedicated to helping people put their lives back together in the wake of traumatic events like Hurricane Florence,” said Cindy Howley, stewardship manager for Kohler Co. “It’s a privilege to help support these workers by offering them a place to shower, refresh, recharge, and return to their heroic efforts, which are so necessary during these unfortunate situations.”
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis. Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. With more than 37,000 associates and 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit Kohler.com.
About Operation Blessing International
Operation Blessing International (OBI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. For additional information, including details on how to get involved and support the organization’s mission, visit www.ob.org.