TERRE HAUTE -- More than 1,200 pieces of top-quality furniture, valued at more than $245,000, was recently donated by the Pfizer's Terre Haute site to United Way of the Wabash Valley.
"As a long-time supporter of United Way and the community, Pfizer is pleased to donate this surplus furniture available to those who will use it as part of their mission to help people in need," Pfizer of Terre Haute site leader Anibal Carlo said.
The surplus furniture, enough to fill more than a dozen semitrailers, will be distributed to the United Way and its member agencies, according to Troy Fears, Executive Director of the United Way of the Wabash Valley.
"Pfizer has been a strong supporter of the Wabash Valley for many years," Fears said. "This large donation of office furniture no longer needed is just another way that they are helping to support our community."
Catholic Charities of Terre Haute is providing 7,000-square feet of warehouse space to store the furniture while United Way of the Wabash Valley handles distributing it.
Wabash Valley Packaging donated the use of trucks and personnel to move the furniture from Pfizer to the Catholic Charities warehouse.
"We are thankful to Pfizer for the huge donation as well as Catholic Charities and Wabash Valley Packaging for making this donation a reality for those in need," Fears said.
Distribution of the furniture will take place during the next month to the United Way of the Wabash Valley's member agencies and other area organizations.