ADRIAN, Mich. - Lily Ann Cabinets, a family-owned business specializing in RTA cabinets, sent a truck of supplies to Houston, Texas to assist in relief efforts after the city was devastated last week by the landfall of Hurricane Harvey. The supplies were mostly contributed by citizens of surrounding Lenawee County as part of the area's Lenawee Helps Texas donation drive.
By opening up its warehouse at 2075 W. Beecher St. for donations, paying for the delivery truck, and contributing some materials of on its own, Lily Ann played an instrumental part in getting much-needed food, water, clothing, and other supplies to the flooded city.
The supplies, which were gathered from August 30th to Sept. 4th, were sent to the Houston area on Sept. 5. Madison P.A.T.T. (Parents and Teachers Together), a student support group based out of Madison Elementary School, assisted in the effort, as did a number of other Adrian-area businesses and organizations. Lily Ann's logistical and material contributions were sparked in part by the desire of company employee Sergio Cabrera to assist those struggling in his hometown of Houston.
"Sergio's wife and family are from the Houston area," explained Decker. "They wanted to do something to try and help the people that are in distress from the hurricane."
The final tally of donated supplies included three pallets of water, two pallets of canned and boxed food, two pallets of dog food, approximately 70 packs of diapers and other miscellaneous items.
"We sent a 52-foot full semi full of goods, everything came from our Adrian warehouse and donations were made from multiple families in our community," said Bill Decker, President of Lily Ann Cabinets. "It was really awesome to help in the small way we did." The effort was so successful, Lily Ann has partnered for local food within its community with Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, so "we can to help them provide as they helped us provide for our hurricane drive," the company said.
Founded in 2004, Lily Ann Cabinets has been an online leader in kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinetry. With a 300,000+ sq. ft. warehouse in Michigan, they stock all popular cabinets styles and colors, from shaker cabinets to white cabinets. For more information, visit www.lilyanncabinets.com.