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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. and Ashley Furniture HomeStores to Present The American Red Cross $1.1 Million to Help Katrina Victims

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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. ("Ashley") and the Ashley Furniture HomeStores are donating $1.1 million to The American Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. The $1.1 million dollar check will be presented by Ashley Furniture executives and representatives of the 200 Ashley Furniture HomeStores to Donald Paxton, Executive Director of The American Red Cross Relief Disaster Fund at 11:00 a.m. on September 7, 2005 at Ashley's facilities at 447 Highway 346 West, Ecru, Mississippi. After seeing such extreme devastation and tragedy, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. and all the Ashley Furniture HomeStores are showing their support by giving back to those who have lost so much. Ashley and the Ashley Furniture HomeStores realize there is a tremendous need to rebuild right now. This donation is given to show our support for all of the families that lost their homes and help them get their lives back to normal. Representatives of the press interested in attending or for further comment should contact Lisa Gappa at 608-323-6253 or Mike Hall at 662-489-5655. Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., is the second largest furniture manufacturer in the United States and the number one selling brand of home furniture in North America. Established in 1945, Ashley has evolved into one of the most complete furniture lines in the furniture industry having furniture for every room in the home. The Ashley Furniture HomeStore program is the fastest growing furniture retailer in the United States. Ashley Furniture HomeStores are independently owned and operated.

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