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Local company donates footwear and apparel to help Hurricane Sandy victims

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) – A local company has donated thousands of its products to the relief effort in the Northeast.

Mason Companies teamed up with Soles4Souls to donate 5,000 of its items to people affected by Superstorm Sandy. The donations are footwear and apparel. The company says many people affected by the storm lost everything, and need shoes and clothing.

Soles4Souls, which is an organization that facilitates shoe donations, is coordinating a massive aid campaign. It’s also collecting apparel, blankets and other items.

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NEWS RELEASE FROM MASON COMPANIES, INC.:

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin – November 13, 2012 – In response to the massive hurricane that hit New York and New Jersey, Mason Companies, Inc., one of the largest direct to consumer footwear companies in the United States, has donated 5,000 footwear and apparel items to aide in relief efforts.

Many people in the Northeast have lost everything and are in need of the most basic things including footwear and clothing. “Mason Companies has a long history of providing aide to individuals in need and feels fortunate that we are able to provide some relief to our fellow Americans in the Northeast”, stated Dan Hunt, President/CEO.

Mason Companies is proud to have teamed up with Soles4Souls, an organization that facilitates the donations of shoes, which are used to aid people in need worldwide. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used) through this organization. Soles4Souls is coordinating a massive campaign to provide assistance. They are also collecting apparel, blankets and other items. “Mason Companies is proud to be a part of this massive campaign”, said Dan Hunt, “the shoe industry has long been known for its generosity to those in need”.


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