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    Meet the Team // BTW 002

    Meet the Team // BTW 002

    This week we meet the team that runs Organ Mountain Outfitters and find out how they like to spend their time outdoors! 

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    Organ Mountain Outfitters + Helping Raise Money for LCPS Reduced Lunch Program

    Organ Mountain Outfitters + Helping Raise Money for LCPS Reduced Lunch Program

    KVIA ABC 7, LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The Organ Mountain Outfitters website promises that with every purchase made, it will help feed a Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) student for a week.

    Two weeks ago, the company presented a $1,000 check to LCPS Nutrition Services Department at Sonoma Elementary. The money will go to the reduced-price lunch program at LCPS.

    "It hits close to home. When you're born into poverty and live in poverty, you generally repeat that same cycle and I just want to be part of the solution," said Chris Lang, the outfitter's founder. Lang told ABC-7 he grew up on the reduced lunch program.

    Organ Mountain Outfitters has already sold 750 shirts. Two dollars from the purchase of every shirt goes towards feeding a child at LCPS.

    Nancy Cathey, the executive director of operations for the LCPS nutrition program, is thankful for the program. "Organ mountain outfitters is thinking about us and our students and supporting them, because we all believe that kids who eat learn better. So, we will have better academics in our schools," Cathey said.

    If you are interested in buying a shirt to help this cause, you can visit the outfitter's website. www.organmountainoutfitters.com

    Copyright 2016 KVIA. All rights reserved.
    Author: By ABC-7 Reporter Stephen Decatur
    Published On: Sep 12 2016 04:34:39 PM CDT
    Updated On: Sep 12 2016 08:43:02 PM CDT

    Organ Mountain Outfitters Presents A $1,000 Check to the Las Cruces Public Schools

    Organ Mountain Outfitters Presents A $1,000 Check to the Las Cruces Public Schools



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Sept. 2, 2016 • contact: Brigitte Zigelhofer

    BUSINESS GIVES DONATION TO HELP FEED SCHOOL CHILDREN LAS CRUCES---Organ Mountain Outfitters of Las Cruces will present a check for $1,000 to the Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) during a presentation at Sonoma Elementary School, 4201 Northrise Drive, at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, September 2. The donation by business owner Chris Lang is a result of the Organ Mountain Outfitters’ mission to help families that are experiencing financial hardship and need assistance with paying for school lunches. Lang said his business plans to donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of Organ Mountain Outfitters’ t-shirts. The donation will be provided to the LCPS Nutrition Services Department.

    “Organ Mountain Outfitters is committed to our community and we want to give back in a way that we are able to,” stated Lang. “This donation would not be possible if it wasn’t for the people of Las Cruces who recognize and understand this need in our community. We are humbled that people are committed to our cause and wear our message proudly every day — ‘Buy a shirt. Give a lunch. Change our community.’”

    The initiative will support families that are already eligible to receive reduced-price lunches which cost 40-cents, said Nancy Cathey, director of LCPS nutrition services. Hundreds of families do not meet the income threshold for free meals at school, and sometimes they need assistance to pay for the reduced-price option.

    “This program is perfect for the many families that are struggling to make ends meet,” Cathey said. “For just 40 cents a day, one child at the Las Cruces Public Schools can have their lunch taken care of,” Lang said. “Organ Mountain Outfitters has already sold 500 shirts towards this cause and $2.00 from every shirt helps feed a child for an entire school week. This donation kicks off what I hope will become a long-standing effort to help our kids.”

    Organ Mountain Outfitters is a new company of photographers and designers that started in Las Cruces, New Mexico. For additional information, contact Lang at Organ Mountain Outfitters: www.organmountainoutfitters.com or Brigitte Zigelhofer, LCPS community outreach liaison at 575-527-6014 or bzigelho@lcps.net.