Record-setting denim donation to help homes hit by disasters
"(The new record) certainly attests to the civic-mindedness of today's children."
- Paula Rosario, Cotton Inc. official
More than 33,000 items of old denim -- jeans, hats and jackets -- were sent to Washington in a recycling effort that will benefit disaster-struck homes, officials said.
The thousands of pairs of jeans, which are on display at Union Station for two weeks, will be turned into housing insulation for homes affected by natural disasters.