Funds raised through PMMI’s PACK gives BACK event will go to aid the tens of thousands of people across the Gulf Coast impacted by Hurricane Harvey. PMMI will match funds donated up to $100,000. PACK gives BACK, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, will feature legendary rock and roll band The Doobie Brothers and will take place Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the LVCC.
As the Gulf Coast struggles to recover from this record-breaking storm, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is announcing funds raised through PACK gives BACK will be provided to the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
In addition, PMMI has established a donation link (www.pmmi.org/we-care) and will match all funds donated to the American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund up to $100,000. Attendees and exhibitors at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 (Sept. 25-27; Las Vegas Convention Center) will also have an opportunity to donate on-site at the PMMI booth in the Central Lobby and at the PACK gives BACK event.
“The need for hurricane relief is immense and immediate. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted, including PMMI members and customers along with their families,” says Chuck Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “The Red Cross is playing a critical role in aiding the victims of this storm by putting relief donations to work where they are needed most. We hope the contributions from our industry help to provide comfort to those impacted by this disaster.”
PACK gives BACK is an annual fundraising event with a portion of the ticket sales going to a charitable cause. “Due to the immediacy of this natural disaster, our leadership felt the need to divert funds from the PACK EXPO Scholarships, the original beneficiary of PACK gives BACK, to Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts. However, the PMMI Foundation will continue to support the six, $5,000 scholarships for packaging and processing students,” Yuska says.
“While we will always support advancing industry education, the immediacy of this natural disaster is unprecedented and requires instant community action,” says Jim Pittas, COO, PMMI. “Our industry has given back to the community year after year through PACK gives BACK, and this year the victims of this devastating and continuing storm need our help.”
Tickets for PACK gives BACK are available online for registered PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO attendees and exhibitors at www.packexpolasvegas.com/pack-gives-back and cost $75 each (buy 10, and get the 10th ticket free). Buy your ticket today and do your part to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. They work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members’ growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year. For more info, visit PMMI.org, Packexpo.com and PMMIMediaGroup.com.