Generous North Carolinians

This state is great in so many ways (in spite of the fact that some areas have lousy political representation in DC) but one of its best qualities is its generous spirit. Chris at Conservative Thinking has a story about a furniture store in Claremont, NC, that is doing its part to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina:

The Hickory, North Carolina area furniture manufacturers have been hit hard over the past few years but one company through a fluid business model and good management has been able to remain overwhelmingly successful. Progressive Furniture is a furniture manufacturer just outside of Hickory in Claremont, North Carolina (home offices in Ohio). Progressive Furniture’s employees took a collection shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit and the company itself matched the contributions of its employees. That collection was then donated to relief efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

As noble as the donation was it simply wasn’t enough for the kind hearted people at Progressive Furniture who could do so much more. Conservative Thinking has learned that Progressive Furniture will be loading up at least one 18 wheeler full of queen size and children’s bedroom sets and shipping those bedroom sets to the Salvation Army in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Hats off to the fine folks at Progressive Furniture for going above and beyond the call of duty, as so many did in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the Asian tsunami as well.