January 10, 2013 09:00 ET Donating 1% of Sales to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

JACKSON, TN--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) - One of the world's biggest promotional pen suppliers,, has announced that in the month of January they will be donating 1% of all sales on when you use the promotional code "sandyrelief."

This effort was created to support the ongoing cleanup and recovery efforts from this massive storm. The recovery is still months away if not more. The Pen Guy plans to donate the money to Red Cross.

Some Statistics on The Hurricane:

  • 25,000,000,000
    Estimated dollar value of the lost business activity as a result of Sandy, according to financial analysis firm IHS Global Insight.
  • 8,100,000
    Number of homes that lost power. The outages affected people in 17 states, as far west as Michigan.
  • 1
    Percentage of Jersey Central Power and Light customers who remained without power the evening before Thanksgiving, according to the company. Between October 28 and November 12, employees worked 16-hour shifts to respond to 1.3 million reported power outages. is dedicating money and time to help those in need. This is one of the first steps this company is taking to help those in need.

Gary Austin, the CEO and owner of said this when asked about this initiative: "We are all humans and whether we live in the affected areas or not, we have an obligation to come to the aid of our fellow citizens. Business might be a capitalistic concept, but businesses are still run by people and those people can show they care in whatever way they can."

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Founded in 1992, has been providing high quality promotional pens at discount prices to satisfied customers for over 25 years. Always seen as the leader in innovation in the industry. The Pen Guy has helped countless companies increase customer loyalty and brand reach through their quality pens.

About the Red Cross
The humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross connects us to people and communities across the nation and around the world. The common bonds of humanity and compassion unite us together, not just in the face of emergencies and disasters, but in helping our neighbors every day.

Since being founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the Red Cross has been a consistent lifeline for people when they need us the most. The depth and breadth of our services -- whenever and wherever they're called for -- is unmatched by any organization in the world.

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