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Posted: 08/17/2020

(WEST FARGO, N.D. – Aug. 17, 2020) As part of its commitment to support local communities, Doosan Bobcat North America announced today the donation of 5,000 pairs of socks to local homeless shelters and veterans’ programs in North Dakota, Minnesota, North Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin and Nevada. The donation socks were provided by Bombas, an e-commerce sock and apparel company with a mission to help those in need. The brand donates a specially designed item for every item sold.

“At Doosan Bobcat, we are committed to supporting the communities where our customers, dealers and employees live and work,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “We are pleased to partner with Bombas and grateful we can make a positive impact to those needing assistance.”

Doosan Bobcat began working with Bombas in March at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, a Las Vegas-based construction industry trade show, where it provided 5,000 booth attendees with Bombas’s new, high-performance boot socks. Through this partnership, Doosan Bobcat donated 5,000 pairs of socks to U.S. homeless shelters and veterans’ programs in communities where Doosan Bobcat has operations.

Since its 2013 inception, Bombas has donated more than 35 million items to those in need with the help of more than 3,000 homeless shelters and community organizations nationwide. Socks are the most requested clothing item in U.S. homeless shelters.

“We are excited about joining forces with Doosan Bobcat to raise awareness around homelessness by supporting the communities where they work and live,” said Alex Cohen, associate director of corporate sales at Bombas.

The Bombas donation socks are specially designed to meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness. Features include an anti-microbial treatment to prevent fungus, reinforced seams for more durability and darker colors for less visible wear. The 5,000 Bombas socks were distributed to the following nonprofit organizations:

  • Heavens Helpers Soup Café and Ministry on the Margins – Bismarck, North Dakota
  • YWCA of Cass and Clay Counties – Fargo, North Dakota
  • RSR Human Service Zone – Gwinner, North Dakota
  • Richland Wilkin Community Foundation – Wahpeton, North Dakota
  • Salvation Army and United Way of Jefferson County – Johnson Creek, Wisconsin
  • Meeker Area Ministries – Litchfield, Minnesota
  • United Way of Iredell County – Statesville, North Carolina
  • Atlanta Mission – Suwanee, Georgia
  • United States Veterans Initiative (U.S. Vets) – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Doosan Bobcat is committed to building strong relationships, engaging volunteers and providing financial and in-kind support to organizations and programs to make a positive impact in local communities.

Doosan Bobcat North America, headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota, is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services.  The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, BOB-CAT® mowers, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Founders Randy Goldberg and David Heath started Bombas after learning that socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters. Since its founding in 2013, the company’s mission has been to donate one pair of socks for every pair purchased to those in need. Today, Bombas has donated more than 35 million pairs of socks to the homeless community and works with more than 3,000 giving partners nationwide — including shelters and other nonprofit organizations — to distribute these items throughout the year. For more information, visit