Second Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Raises $26,000 Worth of Tools for Habitat for Humanity

BEREA, Ohio – September 2011 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, partnered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for a second year during the Second Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August and collected $26,000 worth of tools and building materials.

Organizations, businesses and residents were encouraged to donate new and gently used tools, as well as cabinets, sinks, building materials and appliances, to Sonnhalter to help benefit Habitat for Humanity’s cause of eliminating substandard housing and homelessness.

“The Sonnhalter Tool Drive was a huge success! Their employees and clients contributed thousands of dollars worth of brand new or lightly used materials,” said Frank Drahan, inventory assistant at Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity ReStore. “This contribution will go a long way in helping Clevelanders improve their homes and eliminate substandard housing.”

Community participants in the Second Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included the Berea Recreation Center, Edward Jones Investments, Perk-CUP! Café, St. Mary’s of the Falls, Sylvester’s Auto and Light Truck Service, Tony K’s Bar & Grille and many community members.

Industry participants in the Second Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Arbortech, Contractor Magazine, Council Tool, Knipex, Madison Electric Products, Molex, Samsel Supply, Sutton Industrial Hardware, Welch Packaging, Wolff Bros. Supply and Wright Tool.

“We are once again overwhelmed with the success of the Sonnhalter Tool Drive,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “With help from clients, businesses, local retailers and the community, our Tool Drive exceeded our expectations again and we look forward to doing it again next year.”

Sonnhalter partnered with the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity during its Tool Drive. The donated items will be used for Habitat for Humanity projects or will be sold at the organization’s ReStore, a recycled building materials store. Proceeds from the ReStore sales will be used to help Habitat build and rehabilitate homes for those in need.

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