Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Love and Service for the Philippines

On November 8, 2013, the Philippine islands were hit with record-breaking typhoons. Thousands of people were reported dead, and hundreds of thousands more were affected in provinces throughout the country. Survivors were in desperate need of basic life essentials like water, food, and hygiene supplies.

4Life® distributors and employees responded immediately, generously donating to help people in the Philippines. Foundation 4Life® contributed $20,000 to Feed The Children to support their on-the-ground mobile kitchens in the Cebu, Leyte, Samar, Iloilo, and Capiz provinces. 4Life Fortify® was served where possible.

Although 4Life executives and employees in the Philippines were not directly affected by the storm, they wanted to assist their family members and 4Life distributors who had been affected by the devastation. With a Foundation 4Life donation of $10,000, employees assembled over 800 relief packs to distribute to multiple towns that were impacted by the typhoon.

One area, Visayas, required that the relief packs be shipped by boat and then received by a group of 4Life distributors. Then, the packs were loaded onto a small canoe and paddled by local townspeople to a small island that had been completely wiped out by the storms. The recipients were overwhelmed to receive the supplies as they were struggling to survive.

4Life Philippines General Manager Eileen Tan expressed, "As someone who has seen first-hand the impact of this disaster, I am extremely grateful for the generous contributions of 4Life family members. We remain committed to doing whatever is possible to support 4Life distributors who are in need."

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for the love and service you have given to our 4Life family members in the Philippines. We truly believe that when we engage in meaningful service to help those in need, the mission of Together, Building People® comes full circle. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!