Alene Launches Campaign to Support Tornado Victims
The owners of Alene Candles in Milford have announced a $25,000 donation to support Mayfield Consumer Products (MCP) candle factory employees and their families impacted by Friday’s devastating tornado. In addition to the donations from ownership, the company is matching donations from Alene employees at its Milford, NH and New Albany, Ohio, manufacturing facilities. Alene is also calling on fellow businesses and residents of New Hampshire and Ohio to lend their support to tornado victims.
MCP owners have set up a donation page at www.mcpkentucky.com, where 100% of donations will be given to victim relief. Alene is encouraging employees and the public to make donations and to select the option to “write a note of support” to express that the communities of New Hampshire and Ohio stand with them.
“This is an unspeakable tragedy and we are devastated for the people of Mayfield and our friends at Mayfield Consumer Products,” said Rod Harl, owner, president and CEO of Alene Candles. “The community of candlemakers is a small, tight-knit group. It’s important that our company, employees and community show support for MCP and the town of Mayfield during this difficult time.”
Alene currently has more than 450 full-time employees at its facilities in Milford, New Hampshire, and New Albany, Ohio. This number grows to nearly 1,500 during the holiday season with the addition of seasonal staff.
Mayfield, Kentucky, has a population of 10,000 residents and is roughly the same size as New Albany, Ohio, and slightly smaller than Milford, New Hampshire.
“Despite our geographic differences, there are many similarities between our craft, communities and workers,” said Ted Goldberg, owner and chief business development officer of Alene Candles. “We know our communities of Milford and New Albany will come together to support Mayfield and workers at MCP.”