Nine Line hosts blood drive, sale to raise money for families of those killed in C-130 crash

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Nine Line Apparel in Savannah is once again rolling up its sleeves to help those in need.

The company hosted its "R.E.D. Friday Blood Drive and Sale" on Friday. It stands for 'Remember Everyone Deployed.' Donors got a free R.E.D. T-Shirt and 15 percent of all veteran-inspired T-Shirt designs, but that's not all. The company also presented a check for $60,000 to the 156th Airlift Wing in Puerto Rico. The money raised is being donated to the families of those killed in the C-130 plane crash in Port Wentworth.

"It's a horrible thing to happen to any family, so when we were contacted and asked how we can help, we knew that we could raise some money. I had no idea the level of support that would come from this community just for the one incident. In less than two weeks, we were able to raise $60,000, which is just a testament to how incredible Savannah is," said Tyler Merritt, CEO, Nine Line Apparel.

A representative from the 156th Puerto Rican Air National Guard was there to accept the check on behalf of the families.

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