Luggage Online & American Flyer Donate Suitcases to Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

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In response to the nationÂ?s recent natural disaster, Internet retailer Luggage Online, along with American Flyer, donated 100 suitcases to Hurricane Katrina evacuees today.

In response to the nation’s recent natural disaster, Internet retailer Luggage Online, along with American Flyer, donated 100 suitcases to Hurricane Katrina evacuees today.

Thousands of people who were affected by the disaster are being transported from location to location, and many are carrying their personal possessions in garbage bags. "We knew we wanted to help in some way and this idea actually came from our customers. We received several emails last week suggesting that we send suitcases to the evacuees," Tim Jacobsen, VP of Ecommerce, said. "I read a news article about a guy in Detroit who owns a Ramada Inn hotel. He opened the hotel to hundreds of Katrina evacuees to give them a place to live indefinitely. They need luggage, toiletries, blankets, school supplies, toys, and other items,” Jacobsen continued.

As a result, Luggage Online shipped 100 large American Flyer wheeled duffle bags to the Detroit hotel this week.

How to help:

To donate supplies or money to this specific group of hurricane victims, contact Cheryl Major at the Ramada Inn in Detroit at (313) 921-8092.

About Luggage Online

Luggage Online is the Internet division of a well-established luggage enterprise founded in 1927. With over 2,000 products by over 80 different brands, Luggage Online offers a selection of luggage and travel accessories that will meet any budget and any lifestyle. Top brand names include Tumi, Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, Travelpro and many more. Luggage Online compliments their wide selection with top-notch customer service by offering free shipping, free returns and a low-price guarantee. Visit Luggage Online at http://www.luggageonline.com.

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