CALHOUN, Ga. — April 30, 2015 — Surya has made a donation of $20,000 to the American Red Cross in support of the organization’s relief efforts in Nepal in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country last week. Donations were collected from Surya employees and sales reps and matched by Surya.

An estimated eight million people in Nepal have been impacted by the earthquake, with more than 5,500 reported fatalities to date and thousands of families still living out in the open due to loss of their homes or fear of additional damage.

“Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal as they work to rebuild their communities after this devastating event,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “ We can only imagine the challenges and uncertainty that lie ahead and wanted to reach out in some small way to help those affected begin the road to recovery. We hope that our customers and vendor partners will also consider donating or helping in any way that they can.”

The American Red Cross has committed $1,000,000 to help provide emergency humanitarian assistance in Nepal and is mobilizing disaster specialists as part of a larger global Red Cross relief response being led by the Nepal Red Cross. In addition to providing recovery planning and telecommunications support, the American Red Cross is lending remote mapping and information management support to help reconnect separated families. Supplies, including non-food items such as tarps, buckets, kitchen sets and blankets, are also being sent to Nepal.

While Surya doesn’t employ weavers in Nepal, the company employs several Nepalese citizens in its Calhoun, Ga., offices. “We are very thankful to Surya and our fellow employees, as well as the Surya sales reps, for their kind generosity,” said Sunil Gurung, staff accountant, Surya. “It means a lot to us and, more importantly, to the millions of people in Nepal who have had their lives forever changed by this unexpected event.”

To find out more about American Red Cross relief efforts in Nepal and to donate, visit http://rdcrss.org/1z2PY5L.

To learn more about Surya’s commitment to social responsibility, visit www.surya.com/social-responsibility.

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About Surya
Surya is the premier one-stop source for coordinating home accessories for a broad range of lifestyles and budgets. An expert at translating the latest apparel and interior design trends, Surya artfully combines color, pattern and texture to offer more than 30,000 fashion forward products, including rugs, pillows, throws, wall decor, accent furniture, lighting, decorative accents and bedding. The brand also provides innovative display, merchandising and training solutions to support retailers in successfully promoting and selling home accessories. Surya has showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi and Toronto. To learn more, visit www.surya.com.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit www.redcross.org.

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