Absen and local AV partners join forces to help in South Florida hurricane relief efforts
Orlando, Florida, USA (Oct 25, 2017) –Absen Inc., a global leader in LED display solutions, has collected more than 850 pounds of non-perishable food and supplies to assist in relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Irma and Maria in South Florida, Key West and Puerto Rico.
Recorded as the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, Hurricane Irma stretched 650 miles from east to west. Irma left 132 people dead and cost billions of dollars in damage when it made landfall last month. Two weeks later, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, causing catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis for the island.
“We are grateful to have sustained little damage to our Orlando headquarters,” said Allen Lu, President of Absen Inc. “However, we wanted to do what we could to help those who were not so lucky.”
To help collect as many donations as possible, Absen reached out to other local AV companies including Evolve Media Group, Orlando Production AV (OP-AV) and Pro Sound & Video to gather needed items from canned soup to Gatorade and diapers. Upon collection, Absen donated the items to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
“When we heard what Absen was doing we immediately knew we needed to get involved,” said Jesse Durlin, Founder of OP-AV. “We couldn’t be prouder of the amount of donations our staff collected and know they will be utilized to help someone in great need.”
To learn more on how to start your own food & donation drive with Second Harvest Food Bank, click here to register. Or go to Charity Navigator to see other trustworthy organizations that are working to provide hurricane relief. To learn more about how to donate unused rewards miles click here.
About Absen Inc.
Absen Inc., the US subsidiary of Absen, is a leading LED display manufacturer with headquarters in Orlando, FL. With hundreds of installations across the USA, Absen has quickly become the LED manufacturer of choice for a variety of prestigious projects. Highlights include sporting venues for the NBA, MLS, and NBC; casino installations for MGM Grand and Caesars Palace; premier events including the Ultra Music Festival, Comic-con, and the Emmys; and digital signage in the heart of NYC’s Times Square.
Learn more about Absen at usabsen.com.