Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Matthew, particularly those in Haiti, where the Hurricane has been especially devastating. One of our partner brands, Hand in Hand Soap, has donated to and volunteered at orphanages in Haiti for years, and they provided this update about the situation:
"As many of you already know, Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, made landfall in Haiti yesterday. We have been in touch with our non-profit partner, My Neighbor's Children, who have been keeping us in the loop on the storm and how it's affecting the orphanages we work with. Here is what we know so far:
There is no infrastructure in Haiti and no government body to deal with massive disasters like Hurricane Matthew. NGO's are crucial to providing assistance after a crisis. If you would like to help, you can make a donation to our non-profit partner, My Neighbor's Children. If you live in the Orlando area, you can volunteer to help put together food, medical and sanitation kits that will be going out in a few weeks. Use the link below for all donation and volunteer opportunities.
In response to the disaster of #HurricaneMatthew, we are sending 50,000 bars of soap to Haiti this week. Your purchases make these donations possible, and we at Hand in Hand Soap thank you so much for your continued support."
We hope you will join us in contributing to the relief efforts in Haiti. And we want to thank Hand in Hand Soap for their true dedication to making a difference for people in need. The Hand in Hand team is the real deal when it comes to social businesses, and we are honored to support their efforts.