Ted Sims, CEO Sims Global Solutions and K-State grad, in Lenexa, with Paul Bartunek, vice president ABB HVAC-Drives, Bonner Springs, are working together to collect, package and ship needed supplies to Fort Myers, Florida, to aid in recovery efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian.
Sims Global Solutions is providing the trucks, trailers, warehouse, collection and packaging of donated items. ABB Drives US is providing the funds to cover the cost of transport for two semi-trucks. Sims and Bartunek stated they are grateful for the communication assistance from U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall with emergency operations in Florida.
“Hurricane Ian devastated Florida and many people need support and care. Kansans are generous and giving. I encourage KC Metro business leaders to donate cases or pallets of needed items such as: water, baby wipes, diapers, formula, toilet paper, paper towels, canned goods, and personal care items. Sims Global Solutions will make sure these items are quickly delivered to Fort Myers, Florida,” Ted Sims said.
“I am happy that ABB Drives US can play a small role to help individuals impacted by hurricane Ian. It is our hope that the supplies will provide some level of relief and comfort during the recovery efforts. Thank you, Mechanical Sales Midwest, Inc., Lenexa, and Control Service Company, Inc., Lee’s Summit, for your generous donations. We would love to see the first fully loaded semi-truck leave Lenexa enroute to Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers, Florida, for community distribution by Friday, October 7th,” Paul Bartunek said.
Cased or palleted items may be dropped off at 17449 W. 116th St., Lenexa, Kansas, 66219 beginning Monday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.