Seattle, Wash. (May 10, 2010) â€“ Nikwax is sending a supply of cleaning and waterproofing products to the â€œTents for Haiti,â€ Eagle Scout project. Based in Fort Collins, Colo., â€˜Tents for Haiti' is soliciting both new and used tents to provide shelter to the victims of the January 2010 earthquake. The Nikwax products will be used to clean and revive the waterproofing of the gently used tents that are donated.
Christian Stout began the campaign as a humanitarian effort and Eagle Scout Service Project. He is working with REI and JAX Outdoor Gear, both in Fort Collins, to collect the tents. HELP International, a not-for-profit, humanitarian aid organization, will coordinate with Stout to ensure all tents are distributed within Haiti by the end of May.
â€œSupport from the outdoor industry has proven crucial to the Haitian recovery effort,â€ said Chas Fisher, president of Nikwax N.A. â€œWith a second major crisis looming as people remain homeless going into the rainy season, we support Christian's endeavor to keep the recovery efforts alive and we're proud to send products that will help protect the victims. While ensuring the health and safety of the Haitians is the top priority, I'd like to also commend Christian. At 16 years old, he is truly thinking globally and acting locally.â€
Nikwax will send product to treat the number of used tents donated to â€œTents for Haiti.â€ If you live in the Fort Collins area and would like to donate a tent, please drop it by the REI on South College Avenue or the JAX Outdoor Gear on North College Avenue. If you are outside of the Fort Collins area, please contact Christian Stout (firstname.lastname@example.org) to contribute to the effort.
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