Electrolux donated more than $250,000 worth of room air conditioners on Monday and Tuesday to the Crisis Assistance Ministry in Charlotte to distribute to low-income families and individuals in the area.
The Swedish appliance maker, which has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, has regularly made the summer-time donations.
“With the summer’s extreme temperatures, air conditioning is a necessity,” said Nolan Pike, Senior Vice President of North American Product Lines. “Going without air conditioning can be life threatening, and we hope this donation will make a difference in the lives of many.”
Electrolux, which sells air conditioning units under its Frigidaire brand, manufactures cooking, laundry, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezer products in its eight North American factories.
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In 2015, the company had sales of $14.7 billion ($5.1 billion in North America) and 58,000 employees.