In March, it’s so easy to forget that there is more going on in the world than just 64 college basketball teams battling it out on the hardwood. And while March Madness has gripped most of our collective attention, it’s important to remember other instances of Sports Doing Good.
This week, A4 – a uniforms and athletic sportswear manufacturer – coordinated with World Vision and Food For The Poor to send over 62,000 new garments to Haiti.
“With more than 3,000,000 garments in inventory I knew we could find some extra stock we would never miss,” says Mark Mertens, A4 CEO – “We reached out to World Vision to help us deliver product to those who needed it most.”
World Vision had more that 400 volunteer aid givers on the ground in Haiti when the quake struck. They were deeply involved in helping the citizens of Haiti before it became front page news. A full 53′ foot container was shipped to Miami for shipment to Port o Prince, Haiti. A4 got the shipment to Miami and world vision took it from there.
Now that we got that out of the way…GO DUKE!