Rent-A-Center Continues Support for Hurricane Relief After Harvey and Maria
Rent-A-Center is teaming up with Tarantino Properties—a management firm offering low-rent apartments to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey—to furnish 44 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
“We have furnished all of the apartments to where they are now move-in ready so people can walk through the door with nothing but the clothes on their back,” says Jonathan Parks, vice president of logistics and distribution of Rent-A-Center. “As a former Houstonian, I am thrilled that we, as a company, are able to help in a dire time of need.”
Rent-A-Center also partnered with Caribbean Shipping services, as well as worked alongside hunger relief organization Hunger Fight, to ship 40,000 bottles of water and 30,000 meals to coworkers affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Hunger Fight is a Florida-based non-profit organization that provides nutritionally balanced meals to those in need.
“On behalf of all coworkers in Puerto Rico, muchas gracias,” says Efrain Maldonado, regional director of Rent-A-Center Puerto Rico. “Our coworkers truly appreciate that our company has continued to pay employees even when most of our stores were damaged and very few opened weeks later. Everywhere I go, I let people know what Rent-A-Center has done for me and my team. We live by our mission and our road to recovery has begun. As I tell my coworkers, one day at a time.”