Every day we encourage our readers to support American made. Today we encourage you to support American workers, more specifically the employees at the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky.
On the night of December 10, historically powerful tornadoes devastated the midwestern United States, especially parts of Kentucky and Illinois. Here at USA Love List we are saddened to see that the hardest hit area, Mayfield, Kentucky is home to a candle manufacturing facility. At the Mayfield Consumer Products (MCP) candle facility, 110 employees were working Friday night. They were making candles, candle accessories, and home fragrances for labels like Bath and Body Works. As of Sunday, a spokesperson from MCP has stated that 8 employees are confirmed dead, 8 are missing, and dozens are injured. Many injuries are serious.
Troy Propes, MCP's CEO and son of the founder, has stated on the company's website that an emergency relief fund has been set up to support employees and their families during this difficult time. One hundred percent of the donations received will go towards victim relief. Our link below will take you directly to the Mayfield Consumer Products website. The link to make a donation via PayPal can be found there.
VISIT THE MAYFIELD CONSUMER PRODUCTS WEBSITE HERE TO MAKE A DONATION.
Some of the worst destruction from the Kentucky tornado was centered in Mayfield, a town of nearly 10,000 people. At least 110 people were huddled inside a candle factory in the area when a tornado ripped through. https://t.co/1VRJZXLBWw pic.twitter.com/Mh3i3oEzZa— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 11, 2021
More than 100 workers were making candles when a deadly tornado tore through their factory in Mayfield, Kentucky.— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) December 13, 2021
Fighting back tears, they tell @DavidBegnaud what they witnessed as the building collapsed: "I wasn't going to leave them behind." https://t.co/nBy72B1KUk pic.twitter.com/ZrYHTuTxy8