EarthLIGHT in Action Charity Winners
In the early morning hours of February 6, 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated southeast Turkey. Evrim Ozel-Uysal, Business Planning Coordinator at Illuminations – one of Acuity’s Northeast agents, watched from home as the destruction spread. Worried about friends and family, Evrim and her husband received the terrible update that her husband’s aunt didn’t make it due to a heart attack 13-minutes after the quake shocked the country.
As news of the earthquake made the rounds back in the US, the management and employees of Illuminations, friends, and family wanted to know what they could do help the people of Turkey. This led Evrim to establish a fundraiser with Turkish Philanthropy Funds - a trusted US non-profit organization that helps those in need.
Illuminations, knowing “cash is king” in disasters such as this, immediately went to work to help promote the fundraiser while also giving a generous donation to be delivered to Lions Club International in Turkey. Their Mersin branch decided to use the money to make a health clinic to help those in need of aid.
With all the amazing good Illuminations has done to put EarthLIGHT in Action, they were selected as one of the winners to receive a donation to the charity of their choice. Of course, Evrim’s fundraiser immediately came to mind, leading to Acuity Brands making a $10,000 donation in Illumination’s honor.
In addition to Illuminations work to put EarthLIGHT in Action, James G. Murphy Company, Acuity’s Greenville, SC based agent, also earned a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice – Cancer Survivors Park Alliance whose mission is to “serve as a catalyst for collaborative activities designed to engage, educate, empower and enhance the lives of all cancer survivors – those living with cancer, their families and caregivers, and those who are surviving with the memory of someone lost to the disease.” For their EarthLIGHT efforts, Graybar Canada was selected and opted to donate the $10,000 to a charity close to their hearts - Food Banks Canada who is working towards their vision of a “Canada where no one goes hungry”.
We applaud Illuminations, James G. Murphy Company and Graybar Canada on their great works and appreciate them joining Acuity Brands in putting EarthLIGHT in Action! Because of their actions, Acuity Brands has made $30,000 in donations towards the causes most important to them.
Do you want to get involved for your chance to win a $10,000 donation to charity? Distributors and contractor can learn more here about how to enter our upcoming quarterly drawings while Acuity Brands agents can sign-in to learn more here. Plus, check out #EarthLIGHTinAction on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all of the great work our agents are doing in their local communities.