To help Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers of Dallas, Texas, and its employees, have collected $33,500 in aid.
A total of $28,500 is earmarked for the American Red Cross, and $5,000 will go to a local Dallas organization.
“In the wake of the Katrina disaster, Heritage’s approximately 250 employees donated $16,750 to aid in relief efforts,” said Jim Halperin, co-chairman of HGA. “Heritage matched that donation, for a total of $33,500 to be used to help the victims of this catastrophic event. That’s roughly $134 per employee, which I think speaks volumes about the compassion of our people.”
“As a Dallas-based company, we have strong ties to our neighbors to the east,” said Heritage Co-Chairman Steve Ivy, “and I’m very pleased, although not at all surprised, that the Heritage family rallied to support those who were devastated by this storm. The Red Cross is an outstanding organization that we have worked with for years through company blood drives held several times annually, and we’re happy to be able to aid them in their efforts to help those caught in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.”