Here is a press release from the company:
April 10, 2020 – LAFAYETTE, GA — At Roper Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary
of GE Appliances, we believe in the value and spirit of community. As our world and
community have rapidly changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have
increased donations and community outreach to support Walker County citizens and
“Now more than ever, the more than 300 million people across the country sheltering at
home are relying on their washers and dishwashers to sanitize their clothes, their ovens
to cook meals and their refrigerators to keep their food and medicine safe,” said Lois
Crandell, president, Roper Corporation. “GE Appliances and the Roper Corporation
have an essential mission: helping families live in clean and sanitary environments
at home. The team takes our essential mission to heart, not only as a manufacturer but
also as a good community citizen.”
Our LaFayette, GA employees call three states and multiple counties home. As part of
our commitment to employees and the communities where we live and work, new
donations of appliances and critical supplies are being deployed in key areas:
Lyerly Fire Department: Earlier this week, our donation of a new oven and
refrigerator to the fire station will help Lyerly firefighters stay strong and healthy
as they keep the volunteer station staffed 24/7 during the COVID-19 crisis. The
department is helping to keep several communities safe as it provides the closest
medical assistance for many across in the community. We are proud that a
Roper employee serves as one of the department’s volunteer firefighters.
American Legion Post 214: This week our donation of a double oven, range
hood and refrigerator allow volunteers to prepare meals for seniors and veterans
during this crisis, as part of a drive-up program to give back to those who
sacrificed the most for our country.
Chattanooga Police Department: Supporting the American heroes who are our
first responders working on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 is
important to us. The pending delivery of washers, dryers and refrigerators we are
donating to the service center, police station and annex building will give the
brave men and women of the Chattanooga Police Department enhanced peace
of mind that they will be able to keep their uniforms clean and enjoy fresh meals
as they serve our community.
Chattanooga Community Kitchen: To ensure the Chattanooga Community
Kitchen could meet the most basic needs of the hungry, homeless and other
vulnerable people in the community, earlier this week we donated new washers
and dryer sets to the family shelter. “The family shelter has become a home
school spot for the families experiencing homelessness during this crisis,” said
Chief Executive Officer, Jens Christensen. “We appreciate the community
support from GE Appliances and the Roper team.”
Mask donation: On April 3, GE Appliances announced a large surgical mask
donation across its manufacturing plant communities. That included donating
2,000 surgical masks locally divided between LaFayette Ready Clinic; CHI
Memorial Hospital Georgia; and the City of LaFayette Management, Fire and
GEA4HEROES: A significant portion of the appliances made during the first two
weeks of April at GE Appliances’ nine manufacturing sites across the United
States will be donated to American heroes working across the country on the
front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Details on applying for the donations will be
forthcoming on www.geappliances.com/GEA4Heroes.
GE Appliances and the Roper Corporation will continue to proactively seek out more
ways to assist in fulfilling the needs of our communities during these challenging times.
Our dedication to the communities where we live and work—including the health and
safety of our own employees at work and at home—remains a commitment we will
always stay true to.
About GE Appliances GE Appliances, a Haier company, creates “good things, for life”
through our passion for great appliances and the happiness they can bring to every household.
With the Monogram®, CAFÉ™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier and Hotpoint brands, people have
more choices for making their kitchens and homes amazing each day. Our products include
refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners and
water filtration systems. For more information, visit GEAppliances.com/our-company.