In a letter to employees, Wayfair co-founders Steve Konin and Nariyah Shah said the company would donate $ 100,000 to support the American Red Cross "in their efforts to help those who need basic border needs."
"We strongly believe in the political process in our country and in the power of the people involved in it to create changes," the co-founders said in the letter.
The company did not say whether the donation funds come from the proceeds. or profits from the sales of bedroom furniture for use in migrant facilities, but the donation comes from intense reactions from employees and legislators.
CNN received a copy of the letter:
Hello Team –
I want to continue my conversations with many of you over the last day.
As many of you know, Nirai and I are very much in charge of humanitarian issues. We agree that there is a crisis on the border and people are in need. Wayfair has provided millions of dollars to support various charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Homes for our troops and many charities you choose to support through our coincidence program. Since we have responded in the past to natural disasters and other urgent humanitarian needs (eg Hurricane Florence, California forest fires, etc.), we will make a $ 100,000 donation to help the American Red Cross in their efforts to help the people in
We strongly believe in the political process in our country and in the power of the individuals involved in it to create change. As we enter the next election cycle, the ability of everyone to contribute their views and to be politically engaged is even more important.
We respect the passion of all our staff on this issue and look forward to continuing our dialogue with you
] Steve & Nirja