Coleman Sends Aid to Greensburg

The Coleman Company, Inc. packed a trailer filled with gear to support the displaced residents of Greensburg, Kan. following a devastating tornado.
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Following the May 4 devastating tornado that leveled the town of Greensburg, Kan., aid is pouring in from both government and private sources. Among them, The Coleman Company, Inc. packed a trailer filled with gear to support the displaced residents in their time of need and also to help house and protect the dedicated emergency workers who are on the scene restoring vital services. The Coleman® products included lanterns and fuel, shelters, airbeds and pumps, food and beverage coolers, sleeping bags, and battery-powered lights.

According to Tim Daniel, Coleman's vice president of special markets and the coordinator of the company's emergency response team, the products lend themselves to multiple uses. “Today, most of what Coleman sells is designed for outdoor fun,” Daniel said. “But with this shipment, we're hailing back to their original purpose – to provide heat, light, shelter and comfort for people living in the outdoors, and this time, it's not by choice.

“Coleman is committed to providing support to people in need, but this time it's close to home,” Daniel said. “The folks in Greensburg are our neighbors. Our hearts go out to them, and it is our hope that the products we send will raise their spirits, as well as support them and the emergency personnel working at their sides to rebuild their town.”

The truck filled with Coleman products left Wichita the morning of May 9 for Greensburg, 105 miles to the west. “All of us at Coleman hope that those in Greensburg will use what we've sent and know that we're with them and so is everyone else,” Daniel said.

The Coleman Company, Inc. is an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products, including its legendary lanterns, as well as stoves, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, coolers, furniture and grills. Its products are sold and used all over the world. Coleman embraces its leadership role as an advocate for the outdoors, contributing to outdoor causes and inspiring people to get outside. Founded in 1900 and based in Wichita, Kan., Coleman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, and can be found online at www.coleman.com. Consumers can contact Coleman by phone at 800-835-3278 or by e-mail at consumerservice@coleman.com.

Note to media: Electronic images are available upon request. Coleman also maintains a newsroom with downloadable news releases and photos at www.coleman.com/newsroom. Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the home. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Crawford®, Diamond®, First Alert®, Forster®, Hoyle®, JavaLog®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Loew- Cornell® and Pine Mountain®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock- Pot®, FoodSaver®, Harmony®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain™; and Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Campingaz®, Coleman®, Fenwick®, Gulp®, Mitchell®, Stren® and Trilene®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 20,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.jarden.com.

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