ROOST donates to help Lousiana flood victims

23 Aug ROOST donates to help Lousiana flood victims

ROOST is helping flood victims in Louisiana by donating clothing to help replace what they’ve lost.

Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything they own after sudden flooding engulfed their homes, businesses, and communities.

Ironman Lake Placid Race Director Greg Borzilleri first got the idea to donate clothing through a Facebook group he follows about event management. An event manager in Louisiana, who was familiar with the fact that many events have leftover branded apparel afterward, posted a call looking for donations. Greg responded immediately, and he sent about 150 shirts down to help

ROOST staff thought that was a great idea, and quickly set about doing the same.

Kerry Shannon and Bethany Valenze pack up the boxes.

Kerry Blinn and Bethany Valenze pack up boxes.

After getting the necessary information from Greg, ROOST employees recently boxed up five boxes of apparel: one box containing about 150 Ironman Lake Placid T-shirts, one with about 100 Empire State Winter Games jackets from 2015, and three boxes each packed with about 60 Empire State Winter Games T-shirts from this year’s event.

The boxes are scheduled to be delivered Thursday to the group that organizes the Louisiana Marathon, which is helping with flood relief efforts in the Baton Rouge area.

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