When Hurricane Harvey smashed into the Texas coast, unleashing unprecedented flooding, Orvis shipped $30K worth of waders to help first-responders and asked our customers to send any extra waders they had, as well, since the need was immense. Landon Rowlett, store manager of Orvis San Antonio, sent us these the great pictures on Friday. Thank you to everyone who sent waders to Texas. Landon says that all the responders who received waders were extremely appreciative.
Any extra waders that we have will be immediately shipped to Florida to help with the cleanup from Hurricane Irma. According to Landon, “We are awaiting an update from Florida Emergency Management on where to ship extras. They were SO excited about receiving waders, but need to figure out best location, based on Irma’s anticipated landfall.” We will offer an update if we need to launch another “Operation Waders.” We are proud that our customers responded so generously when called on. Again: Thank you to everyone who took part in this effort.