ATLANTA, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc.
(NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase
solutions, announced its Woodhaven Furniture manufacturing facility
in Coolidge, Georgia, has
converted manufacturing capacity to produce much-needed personal
protective equipment (PPE), including masks, sheets and gowns, to
donate to local medical centers.
Aaron's has partnered with PruittHealth, a healthcare
organization that offers skilled nursing care, home health care and
other medical services across the Southeast, to donate thousands of
protective cloth masks over the next few weeks. Aaron's is also
exploring its capabilities to provide hospital gowns, hospital
bedding and mattresses, both for medical and other humanitarian
needs during this time of crisis.
"No one is being spared from this crisis. Yet, it's in times
like these when we must ask ourselves how we can help others," said
John Robinson, Chief Executive
Officer of Aaron's, Inc. "Aaron's has a long history of giving back
to the communities we serve, especially in a time of crisis.
We hope that by providing PPE to the heroes on the frontlines of
this pandemic that we make a positive difference during this
"Under the leadership of Tommy
Harper, Vice President of Manufacturing, Woodhaven Furniture
initiated its 'Sew Happy to Help' project and has converted
cut-and-sewing functions of its furniture manufacturing capacity to
produce much-needed PPE supplies to support local communities
throughout Georgia and elsewhere,"
"We deeply appreciate Aaron's for providing this essential PPE
to PruittHealth in this time of crisis," said Neil Pruitt, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, PruittHealth. "Our caregivers rely on PPE to keep
themselves safe while caring for patients. Aaron's is demonstrating
the important impact businesses can have fighting this pandemic,
protecting both healthcare providers and patients."
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp also thanked Aaron's for "using their
unique capabilities to make a difference in the community. This
display of strong leadership from a corporate citizen is an example
to all in our fight against COVID-19."
About Aaron's, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN),
is a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions.
Progressive Leasing provides lease-purchase solutions through
approximately 22,000 retail partner locations in 46 states and
the District of Columbia,
including e-commerce merchants. The Aaron's Business engages in the
sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture,
home appliances, consumer electronics and accessories through its
approximately 1,500 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47
states, Puerto Rico and Canada, as well as its
e-commerce platform, Aarons.com. Vive Financial ("Vive", formerly
Dent- A-Med, Inc.), provides a variety of second-look credit
products that are originated through federally-insured banks. For
more information, visit investor.aarons.com, Aarons.com,
ProgLeasing.com, and ViveCard.com.
A family-owned organization for 50 years, PruittHealth provides
a seamless network of post-acute care services and resources,
offering skilled nursing care, home health care, end-of-life
hospice care, therapy services, as well as pharmacy and infusion
services across the Southeast. Our 16,000 employed partners serve
approximately 24,000 patients daily in more than 180 locations in
Florida, Georgia, North
Carolina, and South
Carolina. For more information about our commitment to
caring, visit pruitthealth.com
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