Tupperware Raises One Million Dollars For Philippines Typhoon Victims
A few weeks ago the Philippines was devastated by one of the most severe storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan, which left thousands of people dead and displaced another million. The international community mobilized to send help to the country as it tried to rise from the natural disaster. One of the latest companies to announce aid to the country is Tupperware Brands, which has raised nearly $1 million to help its sales force members and residents of the Philippines.
The donations will include watertight products to store personal belongings, food and supplies. In addition, Tupperware Brands will make a monetary donation to the American Red Cross to support the organization’s efforts to aid the people hardest hit by the storm.
“Whenever something like this happens in the world, we see the true DNA of our global company. The relief response by our people happens naturally,” said Tupperware Brands Chairman and CEO Rick Goings. “Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. We lend support to the communities in which we operate during this time of tragedy and tremendous need.”
Relief donations from Tupperware Brands will include the immediate distribution of 20,000 Eco Water Bottles to the community. It will also include 10,000 family packs containing products to help store food, water, clothes and valuables for sales force members and impacted families.
Tupperware Brands is also encouraging sales force members and customers worldwide to join to make a donation to the American Red Cross through Tupperware’s Chain of Caring Program to help the victims of the typhoon. The company will match every dollar donated, up to $30,000.
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