SOURCE: Lands' End
DODGEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 9, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- Lands' End today announced plans to partner with the American Red Cross to donate nearly 9,000 winter weather items to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, with a retail value over $600,000. This afternoon, a team of Lands' End employees will load boxes of winter coats, boots and blankets into a 53-foot semi truck headed for the East Coast.
"Our thoughts go out to everyone on the East Coast during this time of tragedy and we are dedicated to helping those who are affected," said Edgar Huber, CEO and President of Lands' End. "Keeping people warm is what we do best, and we are so thankful to be able to work with the American Red Cross to provide our high-quality, cold-weather merchandise that will ensure families are protected against the elements they are facing."
The truck will arrive at the American Red Cross' warehouse in Jersey City on Saturday, November 10 where they will begin bulk distribution into the hardest affected areas.
"Hurricane Sandy is the single largest disaster relief effort by the American Red Cross in five years and we are extremely grateful to Lands' End for their generous donation," said Tom Mooney, CEO, American Red Cross Western WI Region. "Donations like these enable the Red Cross to provide hope and warmth to the countless number of people and communities hit so hard by this tragedy."
About Lands' End
Lands' End® is a classic American lifestyle brand with a passion for quality, legendary service, real value and a simple two-word promise to stand behind everything it sells: Guaranteed. Period.® Lands' End delivers timeless style for Men, Women, Kids and the Home at landsend.com, 1-800-800-5800, the Lands' End Shops at Sears and around the world. Lands' End is a proud member of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD).
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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