WILEY X®, INC. ANNOUNCES ONGOING EFFORT TO SUPPORT RED CROSS HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF
Eyewear Manufacturer Donating $5,000, Plus Percentage of Online and In-Store Sales Through End of September
Wiley X®, Inc. is launching a company-wide and nationwide effort to support the victims of recent back-to-back hurricanes that have devastated both the Texas/Gulf Coast region and Florida. Just as floodwaters were receding across Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey, South Florida and the Keys had to brace themselves for Hurricane Irma, a huge storm that dwarfed the infamous Hurricane Andrew in size and power.
“When we saw the devastation left by these rare back-to-back hurricanes, we felt moved to act and find some way for our company to help provide our fellow Americans with much-needed relief,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr. “We encourage everybody to do what they can to help both these regions of our country get through these natural disasters, by supporting those agencies who are on the ground offering food, shelter, supplies and comfort.”
Wiley X kicked off this program with a $5,000 donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief funds set up specifically for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma victims. In addition to this donation, the leading premium protective eyewear manufacturer will donate a percentage from both its online and in-store sales to support Red Cross relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma through September 30th, 2017. Wiley X will donate 10% of all sales through its online store and 5% of all dealer purchases (at wholesale) to help raise additional funds for these critical disaster relief efforts.
“It is not just our duty, it is an honor to serve and support our fellow Americans. We have a lot of really great customers down in Texas and Florida, and we owe it to them to be there in their time of need,” added Wiley X Co-Owner Dan Freeman.
In addition to these direct donations to support the American Red Cross relief effort, Wiley X leadership has reached out to its employees and sales associates around the world, encouraging them to pitch in however they can — whether it’s in the form of donating money, supplies, food and water, giving blood or dedicating time to help with the cause.
To directly support ongoing efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, visit the American Red Cross website at www.redcross.org. To learn more about Wiley X’s complete line of premium protective eyewear for work, play and every type of outdoor activity, contact Wiley X at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550. Telephone: (800) 776-7842. Or visit online at www.wileyx.com.