Partners in Hopes and Dreams…
When the unthinkable occurs – a catastrophic earthquake, a devastating hurricane or widespread flooding – rapid aid response often makes the difference between life and death for hundreds, if not thousands, of people. Globally, Amway has played a key role in helping to respond to immediate needs, working with strategic partners on the ground, and providing an outlet for the amazing generosity of Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs), employees and customers.
When Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake in early 2010, Amway, its employees and IBOs mobilized and provided over $1 million in cash, products, and services to meet immediate needs. In a country with an already fragile infrastructure, it was obvious longer-term aid and support was just as critical.
Responding to that need, Amway partnered with SOS Children’s Villages in Haiti in the development of an SOS Village in Les Cayes, Haiti. Today, three years later, the construction of that Village is underway; the 15 homes, a school and medical clinic are on track for completion in the summer of 2014. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Amway and IBOs, hundreds of children displaced by the earthquake will finally be given the chance to flourish in a loving environment.
SOS Children’s Villages is a non-governmental social development organization that provides children in need with loving homes, quality schools, medical care, and hope. Currently, SOS Children’s Villages are raising more than 80,000 children in more than 2,000 facilities across 133 countries, worldwide. To learn more about this organization, its history, unique village model, and outreach, visit: www.sos-childrensvillages.org
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