Some have called the horrific killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others a
wake-up call for America. But for Black communities across our country, they are just the
latest terrible reminders of what they've always known—that justice is not and has never
been equal in America.
Today, so many of us are living in fear. Fear of the pandemic that's taken over 100,000 lives in
our country. Fear of hunger and homelessness with over 40 million Americans out of work.
And the persistent fear of inequality and deadly injustice for Black Americans. There is
fear and pain, and there is also justifiable anger.
How do we honor the memory of George Floyd and so many others? How do we move forward?
And how do we ensure that no one is left behind? I definitely don't have all of the
answers. But I know that we must work together now to find them. And we must continue
to embrace our shared humanity, recognize the value of our diversity and take a stand
against racism, inequality of opportunity and intolerance.
At Harbor Freight, we're committed to doing this work. We value every individual for who
they are, what they've experienced and how they see the world. We recognize that
our diversity is our strength and we'll work harder to become more diverse and
inclusive in every corner of our company. We will listen and learn. And we will
lead by example by treating each other, all of our customers and everyone in our
communities fairly, respectfully and empathetically—without exception. We cannot
accept anything less.
And we're committing to more. Over the years, Harbor Freight Communities and The Smidt
Foundation have supported several nonprofit organizations dedicated to fighting
racial inequality and opening wide the doors of opportunity for everyone. This
year we will increase our donations by more than $4 million to these causes.
And we'll continue to support these incredible organizations and their critical work.
We must come together and take this tragic moment to finally make good on the promise
of equality for all Americans. This is our most important work.
Take good care and God bless,
Eric – Chief Tool Salesmen, Owner