PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2017--
Inc., (RAC) a rent-to-own industry leader, announced today it has
expanded its nationwide Harvey efforts to help those affected by
Hurricane Irma, including coworkers in Puerto Rico, Florida and those
states in its forecasted path.
Coworkers and Their Families
Today, Rent-A-Center expanded its GoFundMe campaign originally created
to help coworkers who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. The RAC
Hurricane Coworker Relief now will raise money for all coworkers and
their families impacted by hurricanes in 2017. Mark Speese, Chief
Executive Officer of Rent-A-Center, announced the company would match up
to $25,000 in donations to be disbursed to RAC families to help them get
back on their feet.
Today, coworkers and others across the nation had raised nearly $23,060.
Fill the Fridge Food Bank Campaign
Rent-A-Center also has extended its national hunger relief campaign
until the end of October in hopes that more money will be raised to fund
areas hit hardest by hurricanes. A portion of the $150,000 RAC hopes to
raise will go directly to food banks depleted by the heavy demand
brought on by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. RAC is partnering with the
largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, which has
a network of 200 food banks nationwide.
Customers throughout the country can head to their nearest
Rent-A-Center, Home Choice, Get It Now, RimTyme, ColorTyme or ANOW kiosk
and donate one of three ways:
The fundraising campaign, called “Fill the Fridge,” takes place in all
of Rent-A-Center’s Core U.S. stores, its AcceptanceNOW kiosk locations
in third party retailers, Rent-A-Center Franchising, Inc., and Home
Choice and Get It Now! stores.
A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, Texas-based, Rent-A-Center, Inc.,
is focused on improving the quality of life for its customers by
providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of high-quality,
durable products under flexible rental purchase agreements with no
long-term obligation. For additional information about the Company,
please visit our website at www.rentacenter.com.
About Feeding America
America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the
fight against hunger in the U.S. Together the network provides food to
more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal
programs in communities across America.
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Source: Rent-A-Center, Inc.
Gina Hethcock, 972-801-1424
Public and Community Relations