When tragedy strikes, Nine Line Apparel has “got your six”. From natural disaster relief, to supporting nonprofit organizations, the veteran opened company based out of Savannah, Georgia, has given back to a variety of initiatives across the country. This summer, they brought that same giveback mentality to their own community.
During the week leading up to Memorial Day, the Savannah Police Department lost two of its finest. Joey Lupus of the Southside Precinct Crime Suppression Unit passed away on Tuesday, May 22nd. Anthony Christie, another Savannah Police Officer and 13-year Navy Veteran, lost his life in the line of duty on Friday, May 25th, when his patrol car was struck by a tractor trailer. Upon hearing the news of these back to back losses, Nine Line’s staff took immediate action to support the families of the fallen.
“We’ve always been huge supporters of police and first responders,” said CPT Tyler Merritt, CEO and Co-Founder of Nine Line. “When we heard what happened, right here in our home town, we knew we had to step up and do something.”
Nine Line’s fundraising design, “Savannah PD”, was available for purchase on their website ninelineapparel.com, and in their store at 450 Fort Argyle Road, from Monday, June 4th until Monday, June 18th. Nine Line was able to raise $12,000 from the sale of the design, the proceeds of which went directly to the Savannah Police Department, to be disbursed to the families of these officers.
“On behalf of the men and women of the Savannah Police Department, we want to thank Nine Line for sponsoring this fundraiser for our fallen colleagues,” said Chief Mark Revenew. “Having the support of partners like them during these heart-rending times means a lot to the morale of our entire department.”
Nine Line presented a check to Chief Revenew of the Savannah Police Department and the parents of fallen officer Lupus on Monday, August 27th.