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Coleman Donates 1,000 Tents to
Chinese Earthquake Relief

The Coleman Company, Inc. Press Release FlashlightNews.org - 5/29/2008

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Coleman® tents sent to aid people displaced by the massive May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China


Coleman® tents are loaded onto a truck for disaster relief in China

Coleman® tents are loaded onto a truck for disaster relief in China

WICHITA, Ks. - The Coleman Company, Inc., a unit of Jarden Outdoor Solutions, recently donated 1,000 Coleman® tents for aid to people displaced by the massive May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.

“On hearing news about the earthquake, we knew immediately that we wanted to reach out to our friends in China and help shelter literally thousands of people,” said Sam Solomon, president and CEO of Coleman. “We were fortunate to have this volume of large tents (17-by-10 feet) ready to be shipped quickly to people in need.”

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Representatives from the Coleman China office delivered the tents on May 22 to the distribution site designated by the Sichuan Provincial People’s Government Guangzhou Branch. The tents were delivered to earthquake victims on May 24, along with other commodities. The tragedy struck close to home as among those receiving the tents was one of Coleman’s own employees whose family had lost its home during the earthquake.

The Sichuan government awarded an official Certificate of Recognition for the gift to Coleman Company representatives at the distribution site, and expressed appreciation for the Coleman’s swift response to the victims.

In addition, Jarden Corporation, Coleman’s parent company, has made a contribution and is encouraging its employees worldwide, including those in Coleman China, to contribute directly to the Chinese Red Cross. “Coleman China employees are pleased to be able to help the quake survivors in a meaningful way and proud of the responsiveness of our parent company to this tragedy,” said Daisy Du, Coleman’s senior sourcing manager.

Coleman® is a registered trademark of The Coleman Company, Inc.

About The Coleman Company, Inc.

As an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products, The Coleman Company, Inc., helps people have fun and make memories by providing the gear integral to their favorite outdoor experiences. The company's products include its legendary lanterns and stoves, as well as coolers, tents, sleeping bags, airbeds, backpacks, furniture, and grills under its Coleman® and Exponent® brands. Additionally, the company provides flotation devices, towables, rainwear, waders, hunting and fishing gear, and safety and survival equipment under its Stearns®, Sevylor®, Sospenders®, Hodgman®, Mad Dog Gear®, Nevin® and Helium® brands. Founded in 1900 and based in Wichita, Kan., Coleman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and can be found online at www.coleman.com. Consumers can call 800-835-3278 or e-mail consumerservice@coleman.com for general information or for Coleman and Exponent products. For all other brands, call 800-328-3208 or e-mail stearnsrec@stearnsnet.com.

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the home. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, First Alert®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Java Log®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Loew-Cornell® and Pine Mountain®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Harmony®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain™; and Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Campingaz®, Coleman®, Fenwick®, Gulp®, JT®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, and Volkl®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.jarden.com.