A local non-profit which lost $150,000 of merchandise in Wednesday's UPS plane crash is turning tragedy around.
Freeset USA is selling a t-shirt to benefit the families of the two pilots who perished in the early morning crash. The shirt is $25 and is available in blue, red, white, gray and black.
"Our prayers and thoughts are with the families of the pilots that passed away in this tragedy," says Kristi Griem, President of Freeset USA in a press release. "We seek to honor them and their families in the face of this loss. We also are thinking about the women at Freeset, whose lives will be impacted from the loss of these bags, as it represents three months of work our 200 staff and we have lost the bags sales that represent the wages we would have sent for them to be paid."
Freeset USA represents Freeset Bags & Apparel. The fair trade business offers employement to women who have been freed from human trafficking in Calcutta, India.
The bags lost in Wednesday's crash represented the entire fall inventory for Freeset Bags & Apparel.
To purchase one of the t-shirts, please visit http://usa.freesetglobal.com/26-memorial-tees.
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