T&C Surf Raises 10k for the Phillipines
HONOLULU (January 14, 2014) - Through the
sales of their "Aloha Philippines" T-shirt, T&C Surf has
raised $10,633 for the American Red Cross (ARC) - Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts.
On December 9, the company launched a
fundraising partnership with ARC with a mission to donate
proceeds from the "Aloha Philippines" T-shirt sales to the
relief fund. Representatives of T&C Surf presented the
check to Lillian Klein, the major gifts officer at the ARC at their
Diamond Head offices today. "Thanks to compassionate partner
companies like T&C Surf, the people of the Philippines are
putting their lives back together again!" said Klein.
Along with other local businesses, T&C Surf
felt compelled to step up and help in the relief efforts. The
Filipino community in Hawaii has been a loyal to T&C over the
years. Many of their family members back home in their native land
were greatly affected by the disaster. Craig Sugihara, president
and founder of T&C Surf, says "We express our sympathy to the
people of the Philippines as the impact of Typhoon Haiyan has been
devastating. At the same time, we are grateful to our customers who
supported our fundraising efforts."
The "Aloha Philippines" T-shirt incorporates
Hawaiian words such as lokahi and kokua block printed in
the silhouette of the Philippine islands. The nation's flag
featuring three yellow stars which represent the three geographical
divisions of the country and the eight rays of the yellow sun which
represent the original eight provinces radiates in the background.
A limited number of shirts are still available at T&C Surf