Nine Line Apparel prides itself on being a veteran owned company that gives back in a variety of ways. When “Full Metal Jacket” actor and USMC veteran R. Lee Ermey passed away earlier this year, Nine Line launched a shirt design in memory of him, and pledged to donate proceeds to the Young Marines, a youth organization of which Ermey was the spokesman and advocate.
The nonprofit youth organization focuses on supporting our country’s youth by instilling strong values, character development, and leadership training, though programs in the United States, Germany, and Japan.
A huge outpouring of support came in from across the country, and Nine Line was able to raise $30,000 for the nonprofit organization.
“We would like to thank Nine Line Apparel for this amazing contribution to The Young Marines National Youth Organization,” stated Col William P. Davis, USMC (Ret), National Executive Director of the Young Marines. “R. Lee ‘Gunny’ Ermey was a dedicated supporter of The Young Marines Program and an inspiration to all our Young Marines and Registered Adult Volunteers.”
“We’re humbled and honored to be able to support the amazing work that the Young Marines does,” said Nine Line CEO and Army Veteran CPT Tyler Merritt. “Our youth are our future, and the Young Marines give kids a chance to truly develop into outstanding individuals.”
Nine Line presented a check to the Young Marines National Director, as well as several youth currently active in the program, on Thursday, August 2nd, at Nine Line’s brand new Fort Argyle Road facility in Savannah.
The children were also given a behind-the-scenes tour of the Nine Line facility, where they learned not only about manufacturing, but also about leadership and teamwork.