Cap'n posted 10-24-2000 06:39 AM
Building materials have been a little hard to come by. I hope the Govt. will buy and ship some with all this donated money they have received. And make sure all the stuff that is sitting in customs is cleared out and sent to the proper places."
In as much as Sandshaker posted the above, I'm re-posting the lists of suppliers I posted to the Hurricane Board. It is surely not too late, for anyone who still hasn't, to appeal to their humanitarian sides, or for the rest of us to send a reminder. The more of us who urge them, the more likely they will donate or perhaps offer supplies at discounts.
Let's keep up the effort!
jude in FL
posted 10-14-2000 07:40 AM
OK folks, Rick and others stress that the big need now is for building supplies. Here are four of the BIG companies (competitors) in: Building Materials & Construction Supplies . The more emails they get urging them to donate supplies or sell at discount, the more likely they will do it. BUT I imagine they'd insist on going through the Red Cross or some 501C(3). So let's all get behind this and urge these companies to join relief and rebuilding efforts. They can be urged to contact the Belize Red Cross.
1) American Builders & Contractors Supply Co. Inc. http://www.cyberstocks.com/cgi-bin/offsite?url=http://www.abc-supply.com
click on 'e-mail center' in the list on the left
2) Cameron Ashley Building Products, Inc. http://www.cabp.com/feedback/
3) Georgia-Pacific Group http://www.cyberstocks.com/cgi-bin/offsite?url=http://www.gp.com
click on 'contact us' in the top banner
4) North Pacific Group, Inc. http://www.cyberstocks.com/cgi-bin/offsite?url=http://www.north-pacific.com
click on 'contact us' in the top banner
And here are a bunch of others:
5) Masco Corporation describes itself as "a recognized global leader in home improvement and building products." If you would like to contact Masco and you reside IN the USA, please send your e-mail here. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to contact Masco from OUTSIDE the USA, please send your e-mail here. email@example.com
6) Payless Cashways, Inc. says: "We're one of the United States' largest building materials, lumber and finishing products specialty retailers." contact at:
WebHR@payless.cashways.com Human resources
WebPress@payless.cashways.com Press releases
7) Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse says: "Lowe's values your input and welcomes your comments through our Feedback system." at: firstname.lastname@example.org
8) Carolina Holdings offers many specialized services designed specifically to meet the needs of the professional builders.
"Carolina Holdings also has a lending program: We have developed a lending program that we believe is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our customer, the professional builder." If anyone knows any of the builders perhaps they should be given this URL. http://www.carolinaholdings.com/construction_financing.asp
9) 247 Equipment CompanyDistributor of construction equipment, supplies, and rentals. email@example.com
10) BURNCO Rock Products Ltd "is a major supplier of high quality concrete, asphalt, aggregate and packaged products in Western Canada." firstname.lastname@example.org
11) C&T Reinforcing Steel of Toronto & Calgary "Our Mission is to provide top quality Reinforcing Steel and exceptional customer service to the General Contractors and Developers in the Construction Industry. With our dedication to Quality and Service, we are Reinforcing the Future.
Sam Costa, Presidente-mail: email@example.com Peter Costa, Vice Presidente-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
12) Canada-Wide Reinforcing Steel Co. (1987) Ltd. "Holding Canada Together" Len Triolo Sr. Founder/Owner/President
Len Triolo Jr. General Manager Accounts
Joseph Triolo Vice-President/Plant Manager/Shipping
13) St. Lawrence Cement Quebec "a leading producer and supplier of products and services for the construction industry.
14) Target Products Ltd.Burnaby, BC Canada "
A manufacturer of concrete and aggregate blendsfor use in the construction.
Again, I think they should be urged to contact the Belize Red Cross.
email@example.com or other 501C(3)
If you donít know what to say email me and Iíll send you a copy of my letter.