Outdoor Industry Association Calls on Industry to Support Haiti Relief Effort
BOULDER, CO, January 13, 2010 - Following the earthquakes and tsunamis in Southeast Asia and the attacks on 9/11, the members of Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) responded with an amazing demonstration of support and provided critical supplies for emergency disaster relief.
Outdoor Industry Association, working with AmeriCares (http://www.americares.org/), is once again calling on members to dig deep to support those areas devastated by earthquakes in Haiti.
AmeriCares has disaster workers on scene and is planning immediate relief flights from their HQ in Connecticut. Their immediate product needs are:
First Aid Kits
Bandages and Soaps
Face Masks - Medical
To donate this urgently needed product/equipment contact: Randy Weiss at AmeriCares at (203) 658-9527. All donations will be flown directly to the region by AmeriCares.
Due to the amazing response from the nation, AmeriCares is having trouble replying to everyone in a timely manner, but they will respond.
OIA will continue to publish updated equipment needs throughout the relief effort and is working with the Department of Commerce to explore opportunities to supply outdoor companies incentives to help rebuild Haiti through preferred sourcing and manufacturing programs.
About Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) is a national trade association whose mission is to ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. OIA programs include representation in government/legislative affairs, market and social research, business-to-business services and youth outreach initiatives. Educational events include the annual Rendezvous®, Outdoor University®, and the Capitol Summit. Outdoor Industry Association is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is the title sponsor of the Outdoor Retailer trade shows. For more information go to www.outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.