August 11, 2011 NEWS RELEASE
Wise Guys Screen Printing Donates to Red Cross
The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Wiseguys Screen Printing of Springfield has presented the chapter with a check for $3,800 for Joplin disaster relief.
Chandler Hoovens of Wiseguys Screen Printing, and Ronald Clark, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Missouri State University, were present at the chapter on Wednesday, August 10 for an official check presentation. The check was accepted by Joann Moore, Public Relations and Financial Development Assistant for the chapter.
The two gentlemen worked together to come up with an idea to help support the relief efforts in Joplin. A Bear-hugs t-shirt was designed and printed by Wiseguys Screen Printing. Many t-shirts were sold and will continue to be available for purchase.
Dr. Clark said, “Missouri State University was proud to partner with Wiseguys Printing to develop the Bear Hugs for Joplin program to raise money for those affected by the devastating tornado that ravaged the Joplin, Missouri community. This initial donation to the American Red Cross was one of the many ways that MSU has sought to show our continued support to the good people of Joplin. We will continue the Bear Hugs program throughout the fall in order to facilitate future contributions to the American Red Cross efforts to provide aid to Joplin. Bear Hugs for Joplin t-shirts are still available at the Missouri State University Bookstore.”
“We appreciate the creativity and contribution of these two individuals. Their efforts represent the true spirit of giving and the need to help those who have suffered a great loss. It is with deep gratitude that we accept this wonderful contribution for Joplin disaster relief,” said Joann Moore.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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