WAC Lighting given HEARTS Award

(USA) – WAC recognised for supplying 500,000 surgical masks to hospitals in USA earlier this year.

Representing citizenship within the lighting industry, WAC Lighting has been awarded the 2021 HEARTS Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership, empathy and service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The announcement was made by the Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network.

In March of this year, WAC supplied 500,000 surgical masks to U.S. hospitals, primarily in the New York metropolitan area, where healthcare workers were being overrun by caseloads and were in desperate need of supplies.

“Our community wellbeing lies in the hands of the heroic healthcare providers among us,” explained WAC President and Co-CEO Shelley Wald, at the time. “Medical personnel and first responders need all the protection and support we can muster, but we cannot do it on our own. Please join our efforts to get supplies to the healthcare professionals on the front line. Our prayers are with those fighting this insidious illness and with all the people that love them.

“With regards to our customers, we recognise the particular hardships that retailers have been facing in the pandemic. To help make it easier for dealers to operate safely and avoid personal contact during Covid, we have been subsidising creative drop ship programs to eliminate unnecessary contact with their customers for handling deliveries that would normally be shipped to showrooms.”

The HEARTS Awards is a one-time special event to take place during the January 2021 Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas. The event is being held in partnership and solidarity with 13 leading industry organisations to honour 13 companies that have shown outstanding leadership, empathy and service during the Covid-19 pandemic by going above and beyond in service to their industry and/or community. The event will also include a fundraising auction supporting No Kid Hungry.