Rev-A-Shelf helps tornado victims
January 6, 2022 | 10:56 am CST

More than two tons of items were sent to help the victims of tornados in Kentucky by Rev-A-Shelf and other companies. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On Dec.10 and 11, tornados touched down across 128 continuous miles in Western Kentucky, creating the deadliest funnel in Kentucky's history.

Hearing about the devastation Rev-A-Shelf, part of Jones Plastic & Engineering in Louisville, joined forces with P&L Express transportation and other vendors to send 47,868 pounds of supplies to the region.

"Driven by our employees asking if there was something we could do to help, we quickly rallied a team together," said Creighton Jones, vice president of operations for Rev-A-Shelf. "It was both a proud and humbling moment to see the 53 foot truck with water, clothing, and toys headed towards Mayfield."

Along with donations from the company, alerts were sent out over social media for those in Louisville and surrounding areas to drop off contributions. Employees and residents alike answered the call providing much-needed items.

Another transport year is in the works. Those who are interested can learn more via Rev-A-Shelf's social media pages or make direct donations through the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.

In total, 45 pallets were sent, including 18 pallets of water, 2,000 face masks, 10,000 latex gloves, 4 gallons of hand sanitizer, 500 pairs of socks, 302 gloves, cleaning supplies, and several jackets and blankets.

Special thanks to P&L Express, 5 Below, Clint Chemicals, Kyana Packaging, Karen from Costco, and of course, all our hard-working employees who assisted with the purchase and transportation of all the items.

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