March 20, 2013
After SIA and Spyder put out the call in January for the New Year, New Start Sandy Relief Program, donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy poured into the SIA Warehouse in Denver. This week, about 5,000 pounds of product from nearly 70 snow sports companies and shops will arrive in New York where K.I.D.S. will distribute the donations to families in need.
K.I.D.S. (Kids In Distressed Situations) is an organization that coordinates donations from companies and matches the products with the needs of specific families and situations. K.I.D.S. has been on the ground helping victims of Hurricane Sandy since the day the storm hit.
“We’re very excited that so many companies and shops have donated products,” said SIA President David Ingemie. “We’re sending a tractor trailer with 12 pallets of new warm clothing to K.I.D.S.”
K.I.D.S. President Chris Blake said that as soon as the shipment arrives in New York, his organization will make an inventory and decide how best to distribute the products, focusing on a very quick turnaround.
“We want to extend a word of thanks to all the donors and to SIA and Spyder for coordinating this effort,” Blake said. “In the four months since Hurricane Sandy, the relief effort has fallen off the radar screen but the need is still tremendous. K.I.D.S is still out there helping every day, and the donations from SIA will make a big difference.”
Check out the list of all the donor companies and photos of the SIA/Spyder warehouse collection.