LOMBARD, Ill., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Day is taking on extra meaning this year at The RoomPlace. Today, the 104-year-old Lombard-based company announced that it will donate a portion of proceeds from its annual July Fourth Storewide Sale to the Illinois Firefighters Association Foundation (IFA) and Supporting Heroes, Inc. to honor the service of first responders in Illinois and Indiana.
The announcement comes after The RoomPlace lost its 320,000 square-foot main warehouse in Woodridge, Ill. on April 21 to an extra-alarm fire. While the warehouse itself was declared a total loss, all 50 employees working in the building at the time were uninjured thanks to the service of the local fire departments, and The RoomPlace was able to quickly restore service to all customers.
"The RoomPlace recently experienced firsthand how important first responders are in saving lives and protecting property, and we are so grateful – especially to the firefighters from the 35 fire departments that were dispatched to our warehouse," said Paul Adams, Chief Executive Officer of The RoomPlace. "Donating a portion of the proceeds from our annual July Fourth sale to these two organizations is just one way of saying 'thank you' to these everyday heroes."
The donation kicks off a tour through Illinois and Indiana to honor and celebrate first responders. Throughout the summer, The RoomPlace will be donating new and needed furniture and mattresses to firehouses in Indiana and Illinois, starting in Woodridge, Ill.
Starting June 21 through July 11, a portion of all purchases are going towards a good cause. The annual July Fourth Storewide Sale includes a limited time only offer of 25 percent off of an entire purchase, plus a choice of free financing (if paid within two years) or zero down (take up to five years to pay).
The RoomPlace has been proudly serving the Chicagoland and greater Indianapolis area since 1912 with stores that are committed to creating a shopping experience unlike any other, all while offering excellent service, a great selection of quality furniture, name brand mattresses and financing offers that really allows customers to "Get It All." The RoomPlace also supports a mission to bring awareness and support to the local communities where it operates and to foster relationships with community organizations where they operate.
About The RoomPlace
The RoomPlace is headquartered in Lombard, Illinois and has served Chicago and greater Indianapolis since 1912. With 23 stores across Chicago and Indianapolis, The RoomPlace allows customers to experience a total-room concept when furniture shopping.
Sam Berman founded Harlem Furniture by first selling furniture door-to-door. He then opened and ran a single Harlem Furniture store until 1985, when Harlem Furniture began its expansion. Harlem was changed to "The RoomPlace" to reflect the company's strength in room packaging. Since that time The RoomPlace has continued to open new stores throughout Chicagoland and Indiana. The RoomPlace continues to succeed in Chicago's highly competitive furniture market by offering the value-conscious consumer excellent service and selection at affordable prices.
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