HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tailored Brands had humble beginnings in the city of Houston with the opening of the first Men's Wearhouse store in 1973. Today, Houston still has our largest population of employees across our stores, distribution center and corporate offices. When Hurricane Harvey hit, and the subsequent severe flooding in Texas and Louisiana caused widespread devastation, many of our fellow coworkers were displaced.
Although we have been able to provide continuous, undisrupted service to our customers outside of the affected areas, we remain primarily focused on the safety and well-being of our employees as well as our broader community in southeast Texas.
Tailored Brands is offering support in four ways:
- First, we are announcing a new partnership with the American Red Cross. Throughout the month of September we are collecting donations in all Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, K&G Superstore and MW Cleaners locations across the United States, on behalf of the American Red Cross, and matching these donations dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000,000. The American Red Cross is on the frontlines providing food, water, shelter and other necessities for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and donating to them is the fastest way to send aid.
- Secondly, two truckloads of our new merchandise were shipped directly to the Houston area through the help and hard work of the good people at Delivering Good. For over ten years, Tailored Brands has partnered with Delivering Good, a nonprofit charity for new product donations providing people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise. This product is effectively distributed through a network of agency partners to offer hope, dignity and self-esteem to at-risk children, families, and individuals.
- Thirdly, our MW Cleaners subsidiary, a local dry cleaning service in the Greater Houston Area, is launching its LOADS OF LOVE program through September 23rd. Through this program, any customers impacted by Hurricane Harvey will be provided with a free load of wash and fold laundry service and free relocation of one "closet load" of garments to a dry location of their choosing within a 3 mile radius of a customer's damaged property.
- And finally, our internal emergency relief nonprofit program, the Willie Lopez Emergency Assistance Fund, is supported by employees of Tailored Brands and its subsidiaries who donate money to help their fellow coworkers who are in financial emergencies caused by unforeseen and catastrophic situations. As of now, over 170 employees have contacted the Willie Lopez Fund for help and we have been actively responding to each inquiry. We have triaged employees' requests and have done our best to provide immediate aid to those in need of food, water and shelter thanks to the generous donations of their colleagues.
The impact of this hurricane and subsequent flooding is devastating, and we at Tailored Brands are committed to helping our employees and our communities get back on their feet safely and quickly.
About Tailored Brands
Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) is a leading authority on helping men dress for work, special occasions and everyday life. We serve our customers through an expansive omni-channel network that includes over 1,600 locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as our branded e-commerce websites. Our brands include Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph Abboud, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G. We also operate an international corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the United Kingdom and Twin Hill in the United States.
For additional information on Tailored Brands, please visit the Company's websites at www.tailoredbrands.com, www.menswearhouse.com, www.josbank.com, www.josephabboud.com, www.mooresclothing.com, www.kgstores.com, www.mwcleaners.com, www.dimensions.co.uk, www.alexandra.co.uk. and www.twinhill.com.
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