In a letter to co-workers, Wayfair co-founders Steve Conine and Niraj Shah said the company would donate $ 100,000 to support the American Red Cross "in their efforts to help with the most urgent basic needs at the border." ,
"We firmly believe in the political process in our country and in the power of the people involved in bringing about change," the co-founders said in the letter.
The company did not say whether the donations come from the proceeds or profits from the sale of bedroom furniture for use in facilities for migrants, but the donation comes after fierce setbacks by staff and lawmakers.
CNN received a copy of the letter:
Hello Team –
I would like to continue the conversations that I have conducted with many of you on the last day.
As many of you know, Niraj and I are very concerned about humanitarian issues. We agree that there is a crisis on the border and people are in need there. Wayfair has provided millions of dollars to support a variety of charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Homes for our Troops and the many charities you all want to support as part of our matching program. Since we have responded to natural disasters and other urgent humanitarian needs in the past (eg Hurricane Florence, California Forest Fires, etc.), we will make a $ 100,000 donation to the American Red Cross his effort to help support basic needs at the border.
We firmly believe in the political process in our country and in the power of the individual to participate in it, to bring about change. As we enter the next election cycle, it is even more important for everyone to share their views and engage in political engagement.
We respect the passion of all our employees on this subject and look forward to continuing the dialogue with you.
Steve and Niraj