Exxel Outdoors Donates Gear to Colombian Flood Victims Through PADF

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Exxel Outdoors, the last major sleeping bag factory left in America, donated gear to help with the Colombian flood relief efforts, through the Pan American Development Foundation.

"Exxel’s in-kind donation is greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the lives of thousands of Colombians who have lost everything during this unprecedented crisis,” said John Sanbrailo, Executive Director of PADF.

Exxel Outdoors has donated 1,000 sleeping bags and 50 tents for the victims of the floods in Colombia, through the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF).

“Exxel’s in-kind donation is greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the lives of thousands of Colombians who have lost everything during this unprecedented crisis,” said John Sanbrailo, Executive Director of the Pan American Development Foundation. “As it did after the earthquake in Haiti a year ago, Exxel has again shown its commitment to helping those in need after a natural disaster.”

Harry Kazazian, Exxel Outdoors CEO commented, “Gabriel Silva Lujan, the Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, briefed us about the human suffering caused by the recent devastating floods in Colombia."

”We want to encourage other companies in the outdoor industry to donate any gear they can to the current relief projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and PADF is a wonderful donation partner as they are experts in natural disaster relief throughout the entire region,” Kazazian added.

Organizations often turn to Exxel Outdoors for help with national catastrophes, as they have the unusual ability to deliver gear anywhere in the Western Hemisphere on very short lead times. Exxel operates the only major sleeping bag factory in America, producing family-style bags in Haleyville, Alabama.

PADF focuses its work on Latin America and the Caribbean and is the natural disaster relief arm of the Organization of American States (OAS). Visit: http://www.padf.org.

Exxel Outdoors is a global manufacturer of outdoor recreational gear, distributing to mass retailers and sporting goods chains in America and throughout the world. Visit: http://www.exxel.com.

For press inquiries, please contact Dahlia Greer for Exxel Outdoors, dahlia(at)dahliagreerpr(dot)com, or 310-339-1060.

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