Over the weekend we saw images of the devastation caused by Hurricane Ike along the Texas coast. One of the most riveting images was one of a single home left standing while others for blocks around lay in ruins.
Over two million people were evacuated and tens of thousands are in shelters. And the remains of Ike wreaked havoc throughout the midwest, causing record rainfall that led to flooding and other woes. As the storm moved on, the victims are trying to reclaim and rebuild their homes and lives.
But many agencies are on hand to help. And Amway Global is pleased to help those dealing with the aftermath of the storm by partnering with the American Red Cross, World Vision, and Save The Children to support the relief efforts they have underway.
Here’s how we’re helping:
The company is making an immediate $100,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross, which is providing food, shelter, and other aid to the victims, and Save The Children, which offers programs to give children in shelters a sense of normalcy.
We are donating product to World Vision, which will coordinate and distribute our donation according to need.
We also are matching IBO and Amway Global customer donations to the American Red Cross and Save the Children — up to $100,000 — to help with the recovery and rebuilding of devastated communities.
And here’s how you can help:
As we have done in similar times of need, Amway Global has established a special SKU for our customers and IBOs to donate to Hurricane Ike relief efforts through the American Red Cross at AmwayGlobal.com. IBOs can select either a $10 or $25 donation, and adjust the “quantity” for the total donation desired (for example, for a $50 donation one would select a quantity of two $25 donations or five $10 donations.) IBOs also have the option to donate to Save the Children. IBO and customer donations through our site will be matched — up to $100,000 — by the company.
So if you’re going to give, your giving will go farther as we’ll match every dollar donated up to an additional $100,000.
We’re also here to support our IBOs who have been directly affected by Ike. If you know of an IBO who has been personally affected by the storm, please contact Amway Global Sales or Customer Support.