Hunter Douglas Makes Substantial Contribution Towards Tsunami Relief

Mar 14, 2005, 00:00 ET from Hunter Douglas Inc.

    UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunter Douglas Inc.,
 the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window coverings in North
 America, announced that it has donated more than $660,000 to AmeriCares
 Foundation, Inc., for tsunami relief.  Hunter Douglas matched all
 contributions from its employees and independent fabricator partners on a two-
 for-one basis.
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     AmeriCares is one of the most highly rated U.S.-based charitable
 organizations and one that has pledged to absorb 100 percent of the
 administrative costs associated with tsunami relief donations.  Founded in
 1982 and headquartered in Stanford, Conn., AmeriCares has provided more than
 $3.5 billion of short-term and long-term assistance to more than 137
     One hundred percent of the donations to AmeriCares will be used for water
 purification and medicine / medical equipment for tsunami survivors.
     Hunter Douglas President and CEO Marv Hopkins presented the check on
 Friday, March 11 at the company's Upper Saddle River, N.J., headquarters to
 Elizabeth Furst Frank, an AmeriCares Board Member.
     "The tsunami that struck southern Asia resulted in a human catastrophe of
 unprecedented proportions," said Hopkins.  "In response to the special needs
 of those peoples most directly affected, I'm honored to present this donation
 to AmeriCares on behalf of all Hunter Douglas employees throughout North
 America, our independent fabricator partners and our retail customers.  I am
 deeply touched and most grateful to each and everyone who contributed to this
 vital effort.  Our results evidence the extraordinary compassion, decency and
 generosity of our employees and our customers, as we received contributions
 from more than 2,000 individuals."
     "With its donation, Hunter Douglas is helping the people of southern Asia,
 who have suffered tremendous loss of family, friends, neighbors and property,
 rebuild their lives.  The situation is getting better, but there is much, much
 more work to be done," said Elizabeth Furst Frank for AmeriCares.
     Hunter Douglas Inc. has more than 7,000 employees in 30 facilities in the
 U.S. and Canada.  There are 16 independently owned fabrication companies that
 also employ 3,000 people in locations around the country.
     Headquartered in Upper Saddle River, N.J., Hunter Douglas Inc. is a
 national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity, covering windows in every Habitat
 home built in the U.S. and Canada.  For more information about Hunter Douglas,
 call 1-800-937-STYLE or visit

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