Bridgewater-based Brother International to donate $50,000 to Ida relief efforts

Bridgewater-based Brother International announced Monday that it is donating $50,000 to support communities that were impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The area around Brother’s headquarters in Somerset County was among the hardest-hit in the state.

The donation will go to the American Red Cross to aid in its rebuilding efforts, with a considerable portion of the funding focused on local communities near Brother’s headquarters.

To supplement the donation, Brother is assisting local nonprofit organizations to obtain much-needed supplies and necessities for those recovering after Ida by distributing “Amazon Wish Lists” to Brother employees; once delivered, those supplies — such as nonperishable food and hygienic items — will be sent to Brother headquarters and company volunteers will then deliver the materials to the community organizations coordinating relief efforts.

Brother International President Don Cummins said the company is determined to step up and help the local community.

“The challenge of bringing food and other needed supplies to those affected by Hurricane Ida is significant, so it is incumbent upon all of us to help,” he said. “Brother is committed to being at the community’s side when they are in need.”