PC Home Center Helping Honor Those Lost to COVID-19
PC Home Center has donated 4,000 green light bulbs to honor those lost during the pandemic.»
The state of Kentucky is encouraging their residents to turn on a green light at night as a symbol of remembrance and solidarity for those who have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PC Home Center, a Do it Best member with locations just across the border in New Albany and Sellersburg, Ind., has donated nearly 4,000 green light bulbs to Gilda’s Club of Kentuckiana to support that mission to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
David Stemler, owner of PC Home Center, said, “I’ve cleaned out the stock at my co-op’s warehouse as well as the warehouse of our primary light bulb vendor. I am donating all of these to nonprofits, specifically Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana and Salvation Army. They are using them as a fundraiser and asking for a minimum of a $10 donation per bulb, but they’ve gotten as much as $1,000 per bulb for three bulbs.”
By April 23, Stemler had requests for over 6,000 more light bulbs, a day after he had delivered 600 the day before through volunteers. “Volunteers are even willing to drive up to five hours away to get more,” he said, adding that requests are coming in from states as far away as Texas.
Click here and here to see local media coverage of this generous donation.
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