Wolver­ine com­mits over 2.5 mil­lion US dol­lars to Hur­ri­cane Har­vey re­lief ef­forts

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part­nered with the Amer­i­can Red Cross, the Two Ten Footwear Foun­da­tion and the United Way to do­nate to re­lief ef­forts in Texas. As part of this do­na­tion, the Com­pany will be send­ing over 35 000 units of footwear and ap­parel items to aid in the sup­port – both for those im­pacted by the storm and for the first re­spon­ders aid­ing in the re­cov­ery ef­forts. The com­pany’s to­tal com­mit­ment will ex­ceed 2.6 mil­lion US dol­lars. “We are sad­dened to see the dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects from Hur­ri­cane Har­vey”, com­mented Blake Krueger, Chair­man, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and Pres­i­dent, adding: “We are work­ing with our part­ners in the area to en­sure our dona­tions get to where they are needed most and we’re com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity dur­ing this time. We are hope­ful th­ese dona­tions will pro­vide mean­ing­ful sup­port for the com­mu­nity over the com­ing weeks and months.” Wolver­ine has also es­tab­lished an em­ployee fundrais­ing cam­paign to en­cour­age em­ploy­ees across the or­ga­ni­za­tion to in­di­vid­u­ally sup­port re­lief ef­forts as a liv­ing ex­am­ple of one of Wolver­ine’s core val­ues – to “Make the World a Bet­ter Place”. Wolver­ine World­wide also en­cour­ages those able to help peo­ple af­fected by Hur­ri­cane Har­vey by do­nat­ing to the Amer­i­can Red Cross at www. red­cross.org.

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