Calcutta Outdoors Helps Hurricane Irma Victims

Morehead City, NC — Soon after Hurricane Irma passed, North Carolina-based Calcutta Outdoors decided to do something to help.

“As we watched the devastation that followed Hurricane Irma, we wanted to do something to help out the residents and first responders who were working long days and nights with cleanup and recovery,” explained Chris Pardue, Director of Brand Management for Bluefield Brands. 

The company donated Calcutta coolers packed with ice, water and other supplies tofirst responders and residents of Cudjoe Key , also known as Ground Zero during Irma. Calcutta’s Trade Channel Manager Jackie Wilcox coordinated where the coolers would be sent. She enlisted the help of Jannette De Llanos and Michael Karolemeas of KeyLargo, who transported the supplies via flatbed trailer to the affected areas.

“So many people no longer had power or even a home, living out of their cars. This was one way to keep what little food and water they had cold,” explained De Llanos.

Calcutta will continue to monitor the situation in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. To learn more, please visit

About Calcutta:

Calcutta is an outdoor coastal trading company that builds gear and apparel for those with a passion for the outdoors. Born in the back of a Florida bait and tackle shop over a quarter century ago, this groundbreaking company was created with a rebellious spirit and an ambitious goal to offer hardworking outdoor products at a reasonable price. To this day, Calcutta products stand out in design, functionality and value. From nearly indestructible coolers and travel cups to rugged backpacks and utility bags to authentic apparel designed for the outdoors, Calcutta builds the products that fit your lifestyle.