LA Mart aids Southern California fire and mudslide victims
This winter, thousands of LA Mart customers have been dealt a severe blow by the recent outbreak of raging fires and crippling mudslides. Because of these, many stores were forced to be temporarily out of business for up to two weeks during the ever-
Millions of dollars in holiday commerce were lost in these natural disaster areas due to store closings, the absence of tourist dollars, and because many of their regular holiday shoppers had lost everything in these natural disasters. With Winter Market happening in just over a week, LA Mart wants to do what it can by reaching out to the retail, gift, home, and lifestyle stores in the burn and mudslide areas to offer them financial
“These are our hometown retail stores,” stated Frank Joens, Sr. Vice President, General Manager, LA Mart. “These long-time customers are, in many cases, the retail life blood of their communities and certainly an integral part of our local commerce. LA Mart and all of its wholesale showrooms want our local retailers to understand that,
“Rather than hosting a fundraising drive, we decided to simply give direct donations to any retail store and LA Mart customer located in the affected area. Any who come to the January Winter Market, and show proof of their store’s location, will be the recipient of a $300 LA Mart check. LA Mart is
To start, LA Mart has earmarked some $20,000 for this special program to give away to retailers affected by this natural disaster.
“We are celebrating our 60th anniversary here at the LA Mart and many of these affected retail stores have been an integral part of that success and longevity,” continued Joens. “We want to support and demonstrate to our faithful customers our grateful appreciation and show that we really do care about them and their
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