Katrina Update Reports
from around the industry continue
into ASI from companies affected
by what is now being called the
worst natural disaster in the
nation’s history. ASI has
responded by upping its matching
Red Cross donation to $25,000
and PromoGram will continue to
update members with information
as soon as it is made available.
Here is the latest news:
• Fastbadge (asi/53744) has incurred significant damage to its
building but no damage to files, equipment or computers. It’s not open
for business because it has no electricity, phones, water, or methods of shipping.
It is relocating to the Baton Rouge area and hopes to be up and running in a
couple of weeks.
White, from White House Promotions
(asi/359375), says she
and her family are safe but reports
her office (and her home) might
have been submerged in up to
20 feet of water. She says it
might be months before she is
back in business.
• Innovative Marketing Consultants (asi/62677) in Minnetonka, MN, has a
warehouse in New Orleans that is currently inaccessible, but they do have a sales
office and fully stocked warehouse in Minnesota. •
is trying to relocate its business
hopes to be up and running this
week. The company is checking
e-mail and can be reached at
• East Beach Specialties Inc. (asi/185525) is currently not operational,
but hopes to be operational within the next couple of weeks.
• Private Label Hot Sauce & Seasonings (asi/79654) is not currently
able to produce and products in its line. The company hopes to be able to relocate
and resume limited operations within the next one to two months. Its telephone
lines and Web site are not operational, but the company can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where To Make Donations
• Peter Hirsch, of Hirsch Gift Inc. (asi/61005), has volunteered
to lead an industry effort to provide appropriate goods to 25,000+ refugees now
in Houston. Hirsch's company is located just two miles from the Astrodome, and
he will be using his own space and nearby leased warehouse space to provide logistics
to process and deliver donated goods to people in need. For more information
read ASI President Tim Andrews’ letter to the industry: http://www.asicentral.com/asp/open/CustomerSupport/hurricanemore.asp
• Charlie Razenson from Unique Impressions (asi/348445) is a member of
the Bethpage Fire Department on Long Island. His department has set up a collection
point to send donations of clothing, school supplies and teddy bears. Donations
can be sent to: Bethpage Fire Department, 225 Broadway, Bethpage, NY 11714
• Promotional Marketing Services Inc. (asi/301041) is offering
to share office space and resources with a fellow small distributor owner who
has been forced to relocate. They can be contacted by phone at 706-546-6287.
• LSG Advertising Inc. (asi/246906), in Spartanburg, SC, has an
open sales position available for an industry professional who was forced to
relocate to SC.
• Amanda Picolo, former account supervisor at Foley Marketing Inc. (asi/195773),
evacuated to Colorado Springs and is looking for a job. She has seven-years of
• Diana Parker from Homer Miller Company (asi/271800) and her
sister, a teacher in Oklahoma, are assembling 1,000 boxes for junior high school
students filled with clothes, hygiene products, school supplies, etc. If you
would like to donate money or products, contact her for a full list of items
• Image Maker (asi/62228) is donating water bottles to relief
• Garrity Industries (asi/55980) is working with AmeriCares to
distribute flashlights to victims.
• BizPins (asi/40595) is donating a portion of its profits from
all orders in September to the American Red Cross.
• Promo Shop (asi/300446) will donate twice the total donated
by its employees to the Red Cross.
• The Gold Coast Promotional Products Association is donating $500 to the
Katrina Relief. They are also encouraging members and other industry associations
to help increase that amount.
• The Vernon Company (asi/351700) will make a matching contribution
from its employees up to $10,000 to the Red Cross.
• Canyon Outback Leathergoods (asi/43766) is donating $1,000 to
the Red Cross.
• Trophy Shop Engravers (asi/347546) will match any customer who
donates their set-up fee to the Red Cross.
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