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Eric Cohen

An Open Letter From TNA President Dixie Carter About Hurricane Sandy

By November 9, 2012

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have been affected or have felt the devastation of the recent and historic natural disaster Hurricane Sandy. Like many of you, our family here at TNA IMPACT WRESTLING has experienced the devastation first hand with some of our wrestlers, their families and even our TV partner, SPIKE TV whose offices are in Lower Manhattan, and their employees having been hit hard.

A few nights ago at dinner, a good friend of mine, Alli Simpson, was sharing stories about the immense damage from the area on the Jersey Shore where she grew up and where her family still lives. She was talking about the helplessness she felt being so far away and the desire to do something to make a difference. Within an hour, we had created the genesis for the TNA MAKE AN IMPACT campaign that constitutes an array of outreach opportunities.

Beginning today, YOU, TOO, can make an impact. We encourage you to visit tnamakeanimpact.com, like FACEBOOK.com/tnamakeanimpact, or follow @tnamakeanimpact on Twitter to join us in our efforts to help spread this message, share your personal stories, donate money or find out how to volunteer. We have created a "MAKE AN IMPACT" collector T-shirt that you can purchase for $20.00 plus shipping and handling by visiting www.tnamakeanimpact.com or www.shoptna.com. ALL proceeds from your purchase will go to the American Red Cross aiding the relief efforts. In addition in the coming weeks, many TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstars and other celebrities will be wearing the MAKE AN IMPACT t-shirts then autographing them for auction on the website.

You can also make a $10 donation through your mobile phone by texting "RedCross" to 90999.

We encourage you to join us here at TNA IMPACT WRESTLING to MAKE AN IMPACT in the wake of this disaster. We are a resilient country and we will rebuild, it is the American way. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with all of those affected by Sandy and its aftermath.

Sincerely,

Dixie Carter
President TNA IMPACT WRESTLING

As someone that lives in Staten Island, I just want to take this opportunity to again thank TNA for helping out my community which was hit very hard by the storm. I'd also like to thank any wrestling fan that contributes to this campaign or has made a donation to help my city. Here is a link to the video that aired on IMPACT WRESTLING last night featuring the t-shirt.

Photo: 2012 TNA Entertainment, LLC.

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