Johns Manville (JM), a global building products manufacturer and Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today it will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief fund. The company also plans to match employee donations dollar-for-dollar to the same fund.
“We have all been watching the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the surrounding region,” said JM President and CEO Mary Rhinehart. “The pain and anguish on the faces seen in pictures from the flooded areas is heart-breaking. These are the times when helping people matters most.”
Johns Manville has a long history of responding to the needs of others and showing great compassion in times of crisis.
“We share a common set of values at JM that puts people first. We are people champions. Our employees, our customers and our suppliers are at the core of everything we do,” Rhinehart said. “We feel fortunate that JM employees impacted by the storm escaped injury, though we are aware the total recovery time for some will be long. We will continue to keep our JM family, first responders and all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts and prayers.”
JM has partnered before with the Red Cross to support relief efforts for disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and wildfires in the Rocky Mountain region.
“The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors like Johns Manville,” said R.J. Tuchscherer, Donor Relations Director for American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming. “We want to thank JM and its employees for supporting our Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.”
About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.