More companies help rebuild and assist in reilef efforts.

  • American Water Heater Co. shipped tractor truckloads of gas water heaters to aid in the Katrina rebuilding effort along the Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama Gulf Coasts. The company donated 907 units that will be used to replace those water heaters in existing homes that sustained heavy flooding damage. Mobile Gas in Mobile, Ala., a distributor of American Water Heater products, coordinated the relief effort through local utilities for on-site deliveries.

  • LA-CO Industries and its employees donated $15,000 to the American Red Cross and will continue to raise funds through the course of renewal in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, to support the victims and fellow industry associates affected by the disaster. LA-CO is working closely with distributors in the affected areas to ensure all materials necessary for the relief efforts are provided in a timely manner.

  • The Home Depot® continued the second phase of its hurricane response by announcing an additional $3.25 million donation to individuals and communities affected by the 2005 hurricane season. The new funds will assist in the immediate recovery efforts following Hurricane Wilma as well as the rebuilding needs for the communities that have been affected by all three major storms. With this contribution, The Home Depot - along with The Home Depot Foundation, The Homer Fund and its suppliers - has now committed more than $9 million in cash and materials to this year's hurricane relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts.