Hanes Brand announced today that it is donating more than five trailer loads of underwear and activewear to assist victims of flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast.
Hanes is partnering with nonprofit charity Delivering Good and North Carolina-based transportation company Glen Raven Logistics to get the more than 1 million items of underwear, socks, intimate apparel, T-shirts and activewear fleece valued at more than $2 million to flooding victims. The company also is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross.
The Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Maidenform apparel products will be shipped from the company’s distribution centers in Rural Hall, Kings Mountain, and Laurel Hill, North Carolina; Martinsville, Virginia; and Perris, California. Glen Raven is donating the transportation of the goods to Delivering Good, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit relief charity that will arrange for the goods to get to appropriate relief efforts in Texas and anywhere else needed in the Gulf Coast path of Harvey.
“Hanes and its employees share the nation’s great concerns for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and want to help,” said Chris Fox, HanesBrands vice president of corporate social responsibility. “We know that victims of natural disasters have a tremendous need for the basics in life, including shelter, food, water and clothing. We are happy that we can assist in the long road to recovery.”
Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) serves the clothing, home and children’s industries, in distributing donated products to those in need. Delivering Good will work with Children’s Hunger Fund, Operation Compassion, and Caring for Others, among other relief agencies in Texas, in getting the donated apparel to flooding victims.
“One of the biggest hurdles to helping victims of natural disasters is the logistics of getting aid and donations to those in need,” Fox said. “Delivering Good specializes in working with relief agencies to get donated products to where they are most needed in an orderly and effective way. We would like to thank Delivering Good for its assistance in this project and thank Glen Raven Logistics for donating the transportation of our donated products.”
Hanes has a long history of assisting communities around the world affected by natural disasters. Last year, Hanes partnered with Delivering Good to assist those affected by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina, Louisiana flooding, and California wildfires. Past efforts with Delivering Good have included aiding victims of Super Storm Sandy on the East Coast in 2012, victims of tornados in the Midwest and Southeast in 2011, victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, and victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
For those who want to help Delivering Good in its relief efforts, they may go to www.delivering-good.org/disaster-relief/ to donate new apparel or cash. For every $10 donated allows Delivering Good to distribute more than $100 of new, useful product.