HanesBrands (asi/59528) is stepping up to help its neighbors in need. The Winston-Salem, NC-based apparel manufacturer is donating more than 350,000 pairs of underwear, socks and T-shirts to victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and other areas of the Southeast.
Delivering Good, a nonprofit relief charity that helps the apparel industry provide aid, will play a lead role in distributing the approximately $2 million worth of apparel essentials to victims of Hurricane Florence who have had to relocate, lost their homes, endured power outages and contended with other storm-related hardships.
“HanesBrands and its employees are longtime supporters of those in need in the aftermath of natural disasters here and around the world,” 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 after Hurricane Florence.”
The Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, and Playtex apparel is being shipped from the company’s distribution centers in Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Rural Hall and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and near Martinsville, Virginia.
Delivering Good is arranging for the clothing to go to the following relief agencies: Caring for Others, Atlanta, GA; the Fayetteville, NC mayor’s office and Second Harvest Foodbank of Metrolina, Charlotte, NC; and Aid Unlimited in Fort Mill, SC.
In the past decade, HanesBrands has donated more than 5 million items of clothing under its Hanes For Good corporate social responsibility initiative. The philanthropy efforts have assisted natural disaster victims in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Japan and elsewhere.
For those who want to help Delivering Good in its relief efforts by donating new apparel or cash, go to www.delivering-good.org/disaster-relief/. Every $10 donated enables Delivering Good to distribute more than $100 of new product to relief agencies serving those in need.