Helping the Victims of Typhoon Morakot

Aug 13, 2009

Amway and its employees and distributors are rallying to help children impacted by Typhoon Morakot.

The Typhoon tore through Taiwan last weekend, and moved on to do damage in the Fujian region of China. The rains that followed – pouring up to 83 inches in some areas – have caused flooding, landslides, washed out roads and a number of deaths.

Our partner in Taiwan is the Child Welfare League Foundation, which is helping children orphaned by the typhoon. Amway will donate NT $5 million (US $150,000) to help, and a site has been set up for distributors and employees to donate. This site has already generated more than NT $10.5 million (US $321,000). — updated as of Sept 1

We were also dismayed to hear that the schools in Taitung County, which we recently partntered with through some special Amway 50th anniversary projects, were also affected. We are still waiting on details to find out the impact. You can read about these schools in a previous blog post.

Distributors in Taiwan have been very active in supporting children’s causes through the Hope Maker program, which raises money through the sale of select products. We are proud (but not surprised) to see such an outpouring of generosity in response to these unfortunate events.

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    • Guest says:

      Congratulations, Amway employees, distributors, and Amway!  Excellent job in helping the people suffering from Typhoon Morakot ravages.

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