The last time I was out on a ride, I came across a cyclist down on the side of the road, my initial reaction was to ask if they’re ok and if they’ve got everything they need. As cyclists, we often look out for our fellow cyclists. Whether it’s a tube, tool, or just some words of encouragement. We stop and help.
When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast last week, the historic storm destroyed property, took lives, and millions of people’s worlds were overturned. The East Coast is down right now, and Americans are coming to the support of our fellow neighbors. American cycling apparel manufacturer Voler has stepped up and has pledged to donate 15% of the purchase price of any Flag Jersey sold from now until November 19th. The proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for disaster relief, and help those affected by SuperStorm Sandy.
“The idea came after watching the benefit concert on TV the Friday following Sandy. I got to thinking we could easily do something to help out and thought it was natural to do this with our State Flag jerseys.” said Aaron Barker, eCommerce Director at Voler. “I came in on Monday and talked to Elaine & Nate here about what it would take to make this happen and then called the local Red Cross chapter and with some team work we all made it happen.”
Voler has setup a special page at http://www.voler.com/sandy/ to make it easy to select the jersey of your choice. Use code “REDCROSS” during checkout to ensure 15% of your order goes directly to the relief effort and victims in recovering from the devastating storm.
Voler designs and manufactuers all their jerseys in California. The jerseys are composed almost entirely of USA produced raw materials. The company does this to reduce the impact on the environment by requiring less shipping and thus emissions, all while supporting American jobs and the economy.