Devens, MA – A truckload of Polartec® fabric is heading to Goodwill Industries in Miami, Florida, as part of the relief effort for victims of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Thanks to the quick response and generosity of Polartec® and NFI, its logistics services provider, a 53-foot dry van departed from the NFI warehouse the company operates for Polartec® in Devens, Massachusetts, on Saturday, January 16.
"We are honored to join forces with Polartec in providing much-needed assistance to Haitian earthquake victims," said Sid Brown, president of Cherry Hill, NJ, based NFI. "When they told us of their desire to contribute their high performance Polartec fabric, we didn't hesitate to provide a truck and driver to make it happen."
The truck is expected to deliver the Polartec fabric to Goodwill in Miami on Tuesday, January 19. Goodwill will produce blankets out of the lightweight series of the brand fabric and send them to Haiti to keep earthquake victims warm and comfortable.
"I was looking for a company to partner with us to move our donated fabric, and the first name that came to my mind was our warehouse partner NFI. They have done a fantastic job warehousing and shipping our fabric, and I knew I can count on them for help," said Peter Sobha, director of global credit, collections and logistics for Polartec. "I called and they responded within the hour with an affirmative."