Fruit of the Loom Makes Donation to The Salvation Army for Flood Relief

August 27, 2016
Christopher Bryant | christopher.bryant@uss.salvationarmy.org

Fruit of the Loom Makes Donation to The Salvation Army for Flood Relief

Baton Rouge, LA -  Fruit of the Loom, Inc. donates thousands of basic apparel items to Louisiana flood victims as historic flooding continues to impact Baton Rouge and surrounding communities. More than 55,000 packages of t-shirts, shorts and underwear have arrived at The Louisiana Salvation Army.

“In times of adversity, we recognize the need to step in and help our neighbors as they recover from one of the worst floods our nation has seen in years,” said Rick Medlin, President and CEO, Fruit of the Loom. “While there is so much loss, we only hope that our donation can provide some relief as these victims overcome such tragedy. Our hearts go out to all of those suffering from this disaster.”

Fruit of the Loom, Inc.’s donation is valued at more than $100,000 and will be given to flood victims of all ages in the Baton Rouge area.

“In the face of devastation, we have found comfort in the widespread support coming from all over the country,” said Major Edward Binnix, Incident Commander, Salvation Army South LA Flood Event. “Fruit of the Loom’s donation is particularly special because these items are going to be used by people who have lost everything and need everything. All the way to their basic clothing. We’re beyond grateful for their generous donation.”

The Salvation Army is still accepting donations from across the country. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/.

Thank you for your generosity! 

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

Our Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Copyright 2017, The Salvation Army. 
Privacy Policy | Contact Us