Dump body manufacturer Ox Bodies, based in Fayette, Ala., has donated mesh and vinyl tarps valued at $20,000 for tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Helping out is part of being a member of a community, Ox Bodies marketing manager Debbie Puckett says of donations made after the devastating April 27 storms.
“There isn’t a person at our facility that hasn’t been affected in some way by these storms,” Puckett says. “We knew we had to do something and this was one way we can help by providing useful materials that may not be easy to find.”
The tarps are just the first step in the donation process, Puckett says. Ox Bodies also plans to make future donations for those affected by the tornado.