THE FAMILY TAILOR, the clothing company that sells its own line of hand dyed clothing for children with disabilities, has decided to end its partnership with the United Way.
The United Way, which has been a major source of funding for Dyne’s clothing line, announced on Thursday that it would no longer support Dyne as it continues to be affected by the virus.
The decision came after Dyne released a statement Thursday in which the company said it would be donating all proceeds from its sale of its hand dyed clothes to the United States Red Cross for a total of $50 million.
In its statement, Dyne said the decision was made because the United Nations has warned that “the virus is having a devastating impact on people with disabilities.”
The United States is also struggling to contain the spread of the virus, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing Friday that it is working with partners to provide vaccines and other supplies to affected areas.
The United States has had nearly 500 cases, but has had fewer than 100 confirmed cases.
The announcement comes days after the World Health Organization said that it has confirmed about 1,300 cases and that more than 500 people have died.
It is still unclear how many of those deaths are connected to the virus and how many are due to the flu pandemic.
The company has been hit with an array of lawsuits over the past year as a result of the hand-dyeing controversy, including one filed last week by the American Civil Liberties Union.