ATLANTA — With spring tornado season having arrived, Angelica Corp. is once again giving back to local communities by donating linens, blankets and towels to disaster victims.
Medical linen services provider Angelica most recently donated to the victims of January’s Trussville, Ala., tornado. That storm system ripped through the Birmingham area with wind speeds of roughly 150 miles per hour, killing two, injuring hundreds, and destroying more than 200 homes.
Angelica has also partnered with relief efforts in Alabama to provide linens to the survivors of the April 2011 storm system that devastated much of Alabama and Georgia. The company’s plants in Rockmart and Ooltewah donated thermal blankets, towels, washcloths, sheets and pillowcases to the disaster relief effort.
“Clean sheets and towels are so easy to take for granted, but for disaster survivors, those simple comforts are a step toward normal after their world’s been torn apart,” notes Aly Merritt, Angelica’s marketing manager. “We feel it’s only right that we do our part to help comfort this community after these horrifying storms.”
The donations were made in partnership with Carl Black Automotive Group, which coordinated with local relief efforts and provided trucks and drivers to deliver the linens to the recipients.