OfficeMax Helps Deliver Hurricane Relief to Eastern Seaboard with Donation to Teachers and Free In-Store Services
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the extraordinary damage caused to the eastern seaboard by Hurricane Sandy, OfficeMax(®) Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, today announced it is extending support to the thousands of people still without electricity by providing free in-store charging stations, fax, scan and email services to help those affected stay connected and get back to business. Additionally, the company has partnered with nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org to launch the Hurricane Relief for Teachers (HuRT) program to help restore damaged classrooms along the east coast.
Now through the end of November, OfficeMax stores through all of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as select locations in New York(i) and Pennsylvania(ii )are providing free select in-store services to aid local communities in the recovery process. Services include:
-- Free powering stations at OfficeMax ImPress Print Centers where customers can charge their phones, and laptops -- Free document scanning and faxing services -- Free emailing of scanned documents
"East coast communities impacted by the hurricane are struggling to recover in light of the broad damage, power outages and devastation Hurricane Sandy brought, and as a local member of these communities we want to help," said Ravi Saligram, OfficeMax president and CEO. "Whether it's providing a warm place for customers to charge their phones or helping people to submit their insurance claims from hurricane damage, we want to be a part of the recovery process."
OfficeMax also helped AdoptAClassroom.org launch HuRT today with an immediate $10,000 donation, which the nonprofit is channeling directly to teachers across affected states to help them purchase materials for temporary classrooms where schools have been shuttered.
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