Redmond-based ABODA Furnishings announced Monday that it is donating complete home furnishings to five of the families who have been forced to relocate as a result of the Sammamish Ridge fire.
On New Years Day, a fire that tragically killed Redmond resident David Thompson and his four sons also displaced several families from their apartment homes as a result of extensive damage. All the families have been relocated to new units within the community but lost much of their property.
“This will help ease the burden for these four families who are still in need and have already been through so much as a result of this incredibly unfortunate event,” commented Marilyn Kempter, ABOD vice president. “We have a long standing partnership with Sammamish Ridge through our Corporate Housing Division and this is an opportunity to help everyone involved through our Furnishings Division.”
ABODA furnishings is donating four full two-bedroom apartment set-ups including all furniture, electronics, kitchen items, linens, and towels, valued at approximately $20,000. The furnishings are expected to be delivered and set up by ABODA staff throughout today.
“I can’t thank ABODA Furnishings enough,” said Teresa Lunsford, the apartment resident manager. “Sammamish Ridge is a close community that is saddened by the loss that has occurred. In such times, it is truly heartening when a company such as ABODA Furnishings and their employees lend a much needed hand and give so generously.”
In May 2010, ABODA was honored with Washington state’s most prestigious civics award, the NASS Medallion, for their core value of community service as part of their corporate philosophy.