Update on Haiti Earthquake Relief

Port-au-Prince, Haiti—Last month, WholeFoods covered efforts by industry companies to help those affected by the earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti in January. Since the time of that publication, several other companies have offered their support:

The Planet Dog Foundation, based in Portland, ME, raised $16,000 for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, which includes an $8,000-matching gift by the Joanne Woodward Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundations. This money will be used to support Canine Disaster Search Teams in Haiti.

Jarrow Formulas, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA joined forces with www.iHerb.com to give than $3,000 to the Haiti Earthquake relief effort. Some 2.5% of the January 18–31 sales of Jarrow Formulas’ products were donated to Doctors Without Borders, The American Red Cross and CARE.

Homeopaths Without Borders-NA, based in Berkeley Springs, WV, is creating a plan to help treat children in affected orphanages and to educate on-site caregivers about homeopathic remedies. “Our goal is to establish ongoing relationships with these orphanages; we believe intervention will be necessary for an indeterminate period,” the group said, which is accepting donations at www.homeopathswithoutborders-na.org.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, April 2010