Lufkin clothing business donates to Haiti

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A month after the earthquake and the Haitian people are still in great need of assistance. Organizations around the country continue their efforts to provide aid. In East Texas, an East Texas mother-daughter duo is using their outdoor clothing business to help quake victims in Haiti.

"This is our first year to actually have product and so I talked to Haley and we decided we're got the product here. Some of the products can really help the people in Haiti," said Nancy Vines, the President of Haley Vines Outdoor Collection.

Water resistant clothing, boots, shampoo, even body wash and lotion will make up 500-plus care packages.

"When the disaster in Haiti happened it was an immediate thought for both of us," said Vines.

Angelina County Councilman Robert Shankle introduced Nancy Vines, the president of Haley Vines outdoor collection,  to Houston pastor Cedric Howard. Howard founded Project Impact, an organization geared toward helping the Houston community. They offer aid, counseling and training in order to give back to those in need. Now they're focusing on Haiti.

"Just having that mind set of wanting to help people," said Cedric Howard, the Founder of Project Impact.

Teaming up with Vines is one of many projects in the works, to help earthquake victims.

"This is still fresh. This is still new. These people are really suffering," said Howard.

"It's something more we're put on this Earth to do. You know. We're here to help one another," Councilman Robert Shankel said.

Vines is preparing these packages for delivery.

Within the next two weeks the items will be shipped out directly to the Haitian Multicultural Association in Houston. The Association says they will safely deliver the items to the Haitian people. They hope these care packages will show those in desperate need that we here in East Texas care.

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