The High Point Market Authority has teamed up with several partners to accept furniture donations from exhibitors following the close of Fall Market. These donations will aid in the relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Florence in the eastern part of North Carolina.
Shelba D. Johnson Trucking, Inc., headquartered in Thomasville, N.C., has donated the use of a 53-foot semi-trailer for donation collection. This trailer will be delivered to the IMC parking lot in between the IHFC and Showplace buildings in the Market district. Exhibitors are encouraged to deliver donations to the trailer between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, or between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, or Friday, October 19.
The Barnabas Network, a non-profit furniture bank serving Guilford County, is providing volunteers to staff and manage the donation point and accept any incoming furniture from exhibitors.
Once received, donations will be delivered to The Green Chair Project in Raleigh, N.C which will then manage distribution of the donated items to hurricane victims in need.
“It was heartbreaking to hear the stories of loss from our neighbors in the eastern part of North Carolina and the surrounding states after Hurricane Florence,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “We knew right away we wanted to help if we could. We’re part of such a caring industry; I have no doubt the generosity of our exhibitors will help ease the burden of recovery for those impacted.”
The Market Authority has also set up a donation page through the American Red Cross for anyone that wishes to assist with the relief efforts. Donations can be made here.
About the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.