Michiganders are doing what they can for Hurricane Harvey victims. One company is taking it a step further and sending 2000 kayaks to Houston. With the floods and continuous rainfall the kayaks will definitely be useful. Financial donations are still being accepted as well (see previous post). Some kayaks are on the way and more will be in designated areas by week’s end. According to The Detroit News:
A western Michigan company is sending about 2,000 kayaks to parts of Texas and Louisiana to help with flooding relief and rescue efforts following Harvey.
Retailer Walmart is buying the kayaks from Muskegon-based KL Outdoor, according to WOOD-TV .
KL Outdoor is covering the shipping costs, said Chuck Smith, its chief executive.
Walmart will sell or donate them in areas hit hard by the storm, said Smith, who added that the retailer contacted his company.
“They said, ‘Look, we’re interested in shipping a couple thousand boats down into Louisiana and Texas. Can you guys help us out?’” Smith told the television station.
Some kayaks were sent out Monday. The rest were expected to be put on trucks Tuesday.
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