TNA President Dixie Carter has unveiled the company’s plans to aid those affected by Hurricane Sandy, which has caused major devastation in the New York and New Jersey area.
TNA has launched the “Make an Impact” campaign, which includes a t-shirt from which proceeds will go to the American Red Cross’ relief efforts.
Read Carter’s statement below:
[notice]Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have been affected or have felt the devastation of the recent and historic natural disaster Hurricane Sandy. Like many of you, our family here at TNA IMPACT WRESTLING has experienced the devastation first hand with some of our wrestlers, their families and even our TV partner, SPIKE TV whose offices are in Lower Manhattan, and their employees having been hit hard.
A few nights ago at dinner, a good friend of mine, Alli Simpson, was sharing stories about the immense damage from the area on the Jersey Shore where she grew up and where her family still lives. She was talking about the helplessness she felt being so far away and the desire to do something to make a difference. Within an hour, we had created the genesis for the TNA MAKE AN IMPACT campaign that constitutes an array of outreach opportunities.
Beginning today, YOU, TOO, can make an impact. We encourage you to visit tnamakeanimpact.com, like Facebook.com/TNAMakeAnIMPACT, or follow @tnamakeanimpact on Twitter to join us in our efforts to help spread this message, share your personal stories, donate money or find out how to volunteer. We have created a “MAKE AN IMPACT” collector T-shirt that you can purchase for $20.00 plus shipping and handling by visiting www.tnamakeanimpact.com or www.shoptna.com. ALL proceeds from your purchase will go to the American Red Cross aiding the relief efforts. In addition in the coming weeks, many TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstars and other celebrities will be wearing the MAKE AN IMPACT t-shirts then autographing them for auction on the website.
You can also make a $10 donation through your mobile phone by texting “RedCross” to 90999.
We encourage you to join us here at TNA IMPACT WRESTLING to MAKE AN IMPACT in the wake of this disaster. We are a resilient country and we will rebuild, it is the American way. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with all of those affected by Sandy and its aftermath.
President TNA IMPACT WRESTLING[/notice]
Watch Dixie talk about the campaign on TNA Today:
Thoughts: Great effort by TNA and Dixie Carter. We hope fans will support this worthy cause and bring relief to all of those who have been affected.