On Monday we asked our hospitality partners for corporate donations to fund the assembly and shipping of ONE Project Disaster Relief hygiene kits to the Philippines. Less than three hours later, Las Vegas Sands contacted us to offer $80,000, which will pay for 40,000 hygiene kits!
That means 40,000 people will receive a resealable plastic bag containing soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste and washcloths.
“We commend Clean the World on mobilizing this critical aid to the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, and we’re proud to support this incredibly important work to provide much-needed hygiene kits for the relief effort,” said Mr. Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer, Las Vegas Sands Corporation. “Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this terrible disaster as well as anyone who has family and friends in the region.”
Relief efforts such as this are so important for the long-term recovery of areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Regular washing is essential to avoid contracting diarrhea and other ailments. With so much of the infrastructure destroyed by the storm, a regular supply of soap and other hygiene products will be important for months to come.
Clean the World partners with experienced non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have established distribution channels in the Philippines. These partners ensure the supplies get where they need to be when they need to be there.
Please join Las Vegas Sands in this ongoing humanitarian effort. Every $2 we receive buys another hygiene kit. Or for $5,400, your company, organization or family can send a shipping container of 108,000 soap bars to the Philippines.
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