Like the rest of the country, we have been watching with horror the wildfires in Southern California. Our thoughts are, of course, with our employees, customers and communities affected.
While all employees are safe, too many have been impacted, including one who lost his apartment to the fires and more than two dozen who were forced to evacuate and remain uncertain about the fate of their homes. We are working with each of them to get them help.
At the same time, we’re looking to do what we can among those less fortunate communities we serve who are facing the effects of these fires. To that end, we are working through our Teen Tech Centers in underserved, Los Angeles-area communities to distribute air purifiers to residents for whom dangerous air quality can pose a real risk. More broadly, we have discounted many air purifiers in all of our California stores.
To our friends and colleagues in Southern California: We’re thinking about you and hope the winds die down and the fires do, too.