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How to Help People Affected by the Typhoon in the Philippines

Friday, November 22, 2013

Witnessing the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, GloryBee’s first thoughts were with the people of the Philippines. We have formed very close relationships with our suppliers there since we source nearly all of our coconut products from the Philippines. After a few tense days, we were able to get in contact with our suppliers and are thankful to report that the families and factories where we source our coconut products were not impacted by the typhoon. Unfortunately 50% of the overall coconut trees in the Philippines were uprooted, so there will be a rebuilding and replanting in the coming years. We will continue to work with our suppliers, ensuring our continued business as a way to support this rebuilding process.

Concerned customer questions have poured in over the past week, checking on our suppliers and asking what they can do to help. We believe  the best way to help is through a donation to the Red Cross. The Red Cross is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.