To Date, Hanes has Donated More Than 2 Million Pair of Underwear,
Socks, T-Shirts, and Fleece to Assist Victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma
and Maria in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and elsewhere
Hanes is Also Assisting its Puerto Rico Employees with Food, Water
and Other Necessities
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 28, 2017--
HanesBrands announced today that it is donating more than 1 million
items of underwear and activewear to assist hurricane victims in Florida
and Puerto Rico and is using its operations in Puerto Rico and the
Dominican Republic to supply essentials to Puerto Rico employees.
Hanes is in the process of canvassing its 240 employees to determine
their circumstances. Approximately 100 employees have reported to the
company’s seamless fabric plant in Humacao, which sustained only minor
damage. There have been no known fatalities of employees or family
members, but five employees had their homes completely destroyed.
The company is using its plant’s water wells and power generators to
provide water to employees and prepare food on site at its cafeteria.
The company’s Dominican Republic operations, where the company has more
than 8,000 employees, are sending shipments of bottled water, packaged
food rations for families, clothing, and other necessities via ferry.
The company also expects to provide employees with supermarket vouchers
to help sustain their families over the coming weeks. Provisions will
also be shipped from the United States.
“The devastation in Puerto Rico is heartbreaking,” said Ricardo Perez,
Hanes’ vice president of Caribbean operations and a native of Puerto
Rico. “We are doing everything that we can to locate employees and
provide basic sustenance as we prepare to bring back operations to
further aid in the recovery efforts for employees, their families, and
the island. The outpouring of concern and help from our company’s
employees in the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States and around
the world, has been a blessing.”
In addition to providing aid to its employees, Hanes is donating more
than 1 million items of apparel through nonprofit charity Delivering
Good to assist hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and Florida. Previously,
the company donated more than 1 million items of apparel to hurricane
flooding victims in Texas and the Gulf Coast.
The donated apparel includes Hanes, Champion, Playtex,
Bali, Maidenform underwear, intimate apparel, socks,
T-shirts and fleece sweatshirts and bottoms. Delivering Good, a
501(c)(3) nonprofit relief charity will arrange for the goods to get to
appropriate relief efforts in Florida and in Puerto Rico.
“Victims of natural disasters have a tremendous need for basic
necessities during the recovery period, are we are proud to provide
comfort through clothing,” said Chris Fox, HanesBrands vice president of
corporate social responsibility. “Over the past 10 years, Hanes has
provided more than $10 million worth of clothing to tens of thousands of
victims of natural disasters, from tornados in the Midwest and South,
hurricanes along the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, earthquakes in Haiti,
Japan and China, and wildfires in California.”
Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) serves the
clothing, home and children’s industries in distributing donated
products to those in need. For those who want to help Delivering Good in
its relief efforts, they may go to www.delivering-good.org/disaster-relief/
to donate new apparel or cash. For every $10 donated allows Delivering
Good to distribute more than $100 of new, useful product.
HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) is a socially responsible leading marketer of
everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe,
Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company markets T-shirts, bras, panties,
shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear under some of the
world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,
Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just
My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, L’eggs, Lovable, Wonderbra,
Berlei, and Gear for Sports. More information about the
company and its award-winning corporate social responsibility
initiatives may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate.
Connect with HanesBrands via social media on Twitter (@hanesbrands)
and Facebook (www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc).
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