Haiti Aid Announcement
January 22, 2010
McWane, Inc. Joins in Haitian Relief Effort
Birmingham, AL January 22, 2010 – McWane, Inc., a Birmingham based manufacturer of water works products, has helped facilitate the delivery of more than one million dollars of surgical supplies and much needed medicine to a hospital in Jumani, Dominican Republic. The hospital lies just across the border from Haiti and is receiving injured from U.S. military helicopter airlifts. It is staffed with thirty doctors along with many other aid workers, and the supplies will help in their efforts to save the lives of thousands of Haitians who have been injured as a result of the recent
earthquakes. “We hope that this effort will provide the medical teams with the resources that they need to help the sick and injured,” said McWane Chairman Phillip McWane. “All of us will continue to pray for those who are suffering as a result of this horrible tragedy.”
This effort is in coordination with CitiHope International, a non-profit aid organization that specializes in delivering tangible help to disaster victims in the form of medical supplies, medicine, equipment and food. CitiHope gathered the supplies through donations from manufacturers and other suppliers, and McWane funded a significant portion of the cost of airlifting them to the hospital. For more information about CitiHope and their relief efforts, go to www.citihope.org.
About McWane Inc.
McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment. We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.