PepWear teams up with local community and national organizations to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief
September 15th, 2017
Video: PepWear customers donate over $7,000 for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief
When Hurricane Harvey hit the southern coast of Texas and Louisiana, many in our local community and across the country sprang into action to offer support. The PepWear team immediately started working together to organize disaster relief projects.
PepWear and national organizations donate over 2.5 tons of apparel
We first reached out to our event partners to organize a donation of unused event apparel. USA Football and USSSA both readily gave their support. Within days, over 2.5 tons of apparel were ready to be shipped to Houston. The apparel included high-quality performance t-shirts, some of which would normally sell for $30 or more.
The apparel was delivered to Dickinson High School, where many of the students lost everything from the hurricane.
Honoring the Spirit of Texas
Knowing that those who were effected by Hurricane Harvey would be in need of supplies, the PepWear team organized a project to raise funds that would be donated to Samaritan’s Purse for disaster relief. The team created a special edition T-Shirt that honors the spirit of Texas that we’ve seen on display.
TSC Apparel joined the project and donated 200 of the T-Shirts that were used for the special edition shirt.
The “Texans Helping Texans” T-Shirt became available online on August 31st. More than $7,000 have been raised so far with donations still being accepted. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Samaritan’s Purse.
PepWear CEO Craig Johnson said, “It’s hard to comprehend exactly what our neighbors in South Texas are experiencing. Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey can bring untold pain, the scars of which can last far beyond the initial outreach of support. Together, we can show those affected that someone has their back. That’s what we call the Spirit of Texas.”
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