NEMO Equipment, Inc., manufacturer of AirSupportedâ„¢ and Extreme Conditions Tentsâ„¢, sleeping pads and backcountry accessories, has donated over $30,000 in tents and sleeping pads to Haiti relief efforts. Teaming up with Mark Richey Woodworking, a local Newburyport, MA business, NEMO was able to deliver 50 brand new Nano OZ tents, footprints and Removable Insulated Floors, as well as a few previously loved tents from its employees. The tents joined an already scheduled shipment heading to Florida and on to Haiti.
â€œTo date we have collected over 500 tents and 700 sleeping bags, with yet another shipment ready to go. We were thrilled when NEMO offered to add 50 brand new tents and insulated floors to our shipment. Up until now, we had been gathering donations from many individuals and small groups and hadn't had one of this size. We have also had a tremendous amount of help from Fed Ex and other local companies who have donated transportation for our deliveries as well as boxes for packaging. â€ said Mark Richey, President of Mark Richey Woodworking.
Richey added, â€œI have volunteered in Haiti since the earthquake through Partners in Health, who have been in Haiti for many years, and The Boston Foundation. Both organizations have allowed us to be the collection point for their Haiti Relief drives. It is through them that we have a location in Florida to deliver the donations and the means to get them from Florida to Haiti. I know the demand is high â€“ every tent will be used.â€
â€œWe are excited to be able to donate these much needed shelters and Removable Insulated FloorsÂ® to the people of Haiti. They have endured so much and hopefully we'll be giving at least a few families one less thing to worry about with a temporary shelter and soft ground to lie on,â€ said Cam Brensinger, NEMO president and founder.
In 2010, NEMO has expanded its product line from 12 to 20 tents, along with 4 sleeping pads, a backcountry pillow and accessories. NEMO was founded in 2002 by Cam Brensinger with the commitment to bringing the highest level of design and engineering to the world of outdoor adventure sports. Besides AirSupported TechnologyÂ®, NEMO has patents pending for its lightweight pumps, washable floor liners, condensation curtains and many more features and accessories which add functionality and comfort to its shelters. NEMO tents can be found at local, national and international retailers, including Eastern Mountain Sports, REI, and Moosejaw. For more information, please contact Kate Ketschek, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, at 603-913-9925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.