December 07, 2013
Direct Sellers Support Philippine Relief Efforts
Last month, Typhoon Haiyan—the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record—left thousands in the country dead and over 1 million people displaced. As our December News in Brief reports, several direct selling companies took action to aid relief efforts in the days immediately following the disaster. Since then, several additional companies have marshalled their resources to support those displaced and often in need of the most basic necessities.
Tupperware Brands has announced relief donations totaling nearly $1 million, including supplies of food and water; 10,000 family packs containing products for storing food, water, clothes and other valuables; and a monetary donation to the American Red Cross in support of its crucial aid to storm victims. The company has also urged its salesforce and customers worldwide to donate—with a pledge to match every dollar given, up to $30,000—to the American Red Cross through Tupperware’s Chain of Caring Program.
Isagenix International has partnered with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization, to provide nutritious meals to survivors of the storm. The global health-and-wellness company has supplied 15,000 boxes of its IsaLean® whey protein meal replacement shake to the organization, which will provide 210,000 high-protein, nutrient-dense meals to people across the region.
In addition to operating in the Philippines, Reliv International was already providing quality nutrition to thousands of needy children daily through its 100+ Reliv Kalogris Foundation (RKF) feeding programs in the country. Most of those programs survived the storm undamaged and are actively supplying aid. Additionally, the company donated all RKF donations made online in November to relief efforts in the Philippines.