Berryville, AR—Kerusso Apparel announced today that it will be donating almost 20,000 T-shirts imprinted with Christian messages and designs to the Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Ike. Convoy of Hope, a national charity headquartered in Springfield, MO, will be the largest recipient of the donation, receiving 12,000 shirts to benefit its relief efforts in Texas. COH provides resources for community outreach and disaster response in the US and around the world. Find out more about this organization at www.convoyofhope.org. “When we saw the devastation on TV, we knew we had to do something,” said Vic Kennett, President and CEO of Kerusso. “Our workers and staff really pulled together to make this happen, and I’m so proud of our folks. This project is going to make a HUGE difference, not only for the displaced people affected by Ike, but also for the kingdom of God.”
Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston will also receive a shipment of about 6,000 shirts, with shipping and freight company FedEx donating the cost of that freight. Kerusso is also working with Lakewood Church in Houston, one of the largest churches in the United States, enlarging its relief efforts and capacity. Kerusso, a rising star on the Inc. 5000 list, is located in Berryville, AR, and now employs more than 100 people in its manufacturing and administrative operations, contributing greatly to the local economy. Kerusso’s current website campaign, Pray-Vote-Pray, encourages Americans to pray about their vote, cast their vote, and pray for God’s blessing and direction for our country. The website has elicited more than 2,000 posted prayers so far.