Rent-A-Center Launches Fundraiser to Help Employees Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Rent-A-Center has launched a nationwide effort to raise $50,000 for coworkers affected by Hurricane Harvey. The new GoFundMe fundraiser is called “RAC Harvey Coworker Relief Project” and will benefit the company’s employees and their families who have been impacted by the hurricane. In addition, Rent-A-Center CEO Mark Speese announced that the company would match up to $25,000 in donations.

“While our hundreds of coworkers are all accounted for and safe, we know that they are in a time of tremendous need,” Speese says. “They are anxious and uncertain about their futures. Many have lost nearly everything, but they have not lost their RAC family.”

So far, the GoFundMe account has raised more than $22,300 toward its goal of $50,000. You can donate online by clicking here.

Rent-A-Center is also contributing a portion of donations received from their Fill the Fridge Food Bank Campaign directly to food banks depleted by the heavy demand brought on by Hurricane Harvey. The campaign launched on September 1 and will run through the end of the month.