Aaron's Partners With PruittHealth To Provide Personal Protective Equipment
Kicks off "Sew Happy to Help" - Production of PPE Supplies for Local Health Systems
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 difficult time."
"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," Robinson added.
"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
Michael P. Dickerson
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
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