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LA GEAR rushes footwear to The Salvation Army for Katrina victims

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Sep '05
LA GEAR and its parent company of footwear manufacturer ACI INTERNATIONAL has donated in excess of 100,000 pairs of shoes to The Salvation Army to aid those affected by hurricane Katrina.

This footwear company is overwhelmed and saddened by the tragedy and feels compelled to help those in dire need of assistance. LA GEAR hopes that this donation will be one small step forward for people who are in the midst of such confusion and suffering. Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising Jay Jackson explains, "This is such a tragedy what has happened with Hurricane Katrina."

"Company thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that was affected by this awful natural disaster. They want to give back in any way they can to help the families rebuild their lives." The footwear company understands how important it is that these survivors have clean, new shoes, something that they can provide quickly through the assistance of The Salvation Army.

As people move to safety and begin to understand what has happened, those at LA GEAR and ACI INTERNATIONAL hope that someday soon everyone involved can begin to rebuild their lives, plan for the future and start anew.

Los Angeles based footwear maker ACI INTERNATIONAL is also distributor and marketer of footwear. The company offers men's, women's and children's footwear brands for over thirty years. Focused on building footwear brands for long-term growth and stability, ACI INTERNATIONAL successfully designs and markets athletic as well as casual/fashion brands throughout all channels of retail distribution.

ACI INTERNATIONAL is the owner/licensor of the LA GEAR brand (footwear, apparel, accessories, etc.) as well as the footwear licensee for such global brands as OP, Ocean Pacific, Shaquille O'Neal's SHAQ Dunkman and Starter, and is the children's footwear licensee for such well respected entertainment companies as Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Dreamworks & 4Kids Entertainment. LA GEAR is based out of Los Angeles.

ACI INTERNATIONAL


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