HTSA Donates to Support Relief Efforts in Japan

HTSA members and vendors come together to donate $19,000 to American Red Cross and the Japan Society

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. -April 4, 2011 - Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), is a buying group comprised of the country's most experienced and knowledgeable custom retailers and system integrators. HTSA members raised over $19,245.00 and have donated this money to two charities aiding in the Japanese tsunami relief effort. The donations were split evenly between the American Red Cross and the Japan Society and resulted in $9,622.50 being sent to each group.

"We wanted our donations to not only help the current tsunami victims but also aid in Japan's future recovery," says Richard Glikes, Executive Director of HTSA. "This donation will help the American Red Cross to provide health care and shelter for the thousands of people injured or left homeless on March 11, and the money given to the Japan Society will go towards the rebuilding of the devastated areas. I'm extremely proud of the effort, generosity, and unity that our members have shown during this unfortunate time. The Japanese vendor community has been very supportive of HTSA and we felt it was our turn to repay their support in some way."

Affected by the disaster are many of the consumer electronics manufacturers based in Japan, and HTSA worked with Japanese vendor partners Panasonic, Sony and Mitsubishi to select two funds that would benefit most from the $19,245 raised.

For more information about the donation or HTSA's relief efforts, please contact Jackie Zima -Evans at (610) 228 -2138, (215) 534 -2973 (mobile) or write to

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is a national association of electronics experts who service the home and business. HTSA's members are located in 37 states from coast to coast and each location is staffed with experts who design and install high -end audio, video, automation, lighting, and climate systems for a discriminating clientele. HTSA represents a total buying power of more than $400 million and is supported by 60 retailers, nearly 100 store fronts, more than 800 installers, and another 800 sales personnel in the field. The impeccable work of HTSA members is affirmed through references and endorsements from designers, architects, builders and clientele, as well as partnerships with real estate developers and electronics manufacturers who recognize their commitment to quality. Visit for more information. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel, and follow HTSA on Twitter and on Facebook.

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