From the Wires
Outpouring of Support from Fashion Industry to Sandy Victims
Monetary and Product Donations Still Needed as Families Rebuild
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 9, 2012 07:33 PM
NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation, Inc. has seen a heartfelt response from the apparel and home goods industries following the terrible devastation of Hurricane Sandy, and is now calling on more manufacturers and retailers to join the effort. Consumers can play an important role too by donating money that will help distribute the new merchandise to storm survivors.
So far, more than $15 million worth of donated new apparel and home goods are being distributed to survivors, including:
"Once the urgent needs of food and shelter have been met, there will be a long road ahead as families begin rebuilding their lives," said Fashion Delivers Chairman Allan Ellinger. "We are working with local partners every day to get products to people in need. Please go to www.FashionDelivers.org to donate new product or cash to help the survivors of Hurricane Sandy, or call us at 646-786-2680."
Consumers can also support Fashion Delivers relief for families affected by Hurricane Sandy; every $1 of cash donated through Fashion Delivers.org helps move $25 of new donated product. Additionally, Stylemint.com, the fashion retail website curated by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, will donate an item to Fashion Delivers for every item purchased November 9 through 22.
Fashion Delivers has been directing the product donations through a wide range of community nonprofits working on the ground in the storm areas, including The Legacy Center serving Brooklyn and Queens, NY; Broad Channel American Legion Post serving Breezy Point, NY victims; Make the Road NY serving Staten Island; City of Secaucus NJ and the Community Food Bank of NJ, with offices in both central and southern areas of the state.
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SOURCE Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation, Inc.
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