The Brickle Group is pleased to announce that it will be donating 9,000 blankets to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) for distribution to those displaced by the war in Ukraine.
Company president, Max Brickle, announced the decision to the company after employees and management expressed a desire to help those affected by the war.
Northwest Woolen Mills, a division of The Brickle Group, is the source of the blankets. Northwest Woolen Mills is a manufacturer of blankets, uniforms, PPE gear and many other textiles for the US Department of Defense, FEMA, and many private and not-for-profit organizations. From natural disaster response in the USA to refugee relief programs in Afghanistan, Syria and many others, Northwest Woolen Mills has supported many humanitarian assistance programs around the world.
When asked what drove the company to make this donation, Max noted “It's who we are. Our blankets have kept those in need warm since 1978. When people need help, it’s on everyone to step up. After consulting with UNHCR and company leadership, it was decided that this donation would be the most impactful.”
The blankets are were picked up on April 8, 2022, from the company facility in Woonsocket, Rhode Island for immediate distribution to those that have been displaced by the war.