As Hurricane Matthew tore through the Caribbean in early October, the island of Haiti bore the brunt of the storm’s force, which claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 people.
In the aftermath, 350,000 Haitians now face another threat: cholera, caused by contaminated food and water.
Through its USANA True Health Foundation, USANA Health Sciences Corp. will spend $80,000 to help combat the deadly intestinal disease. Half of the money will pay for food and emergency items, while the other $40,000 will provide oral rehydration packs and medicines to boost the immunity of those affected by the bacteria. The foundation will work with International Relief Teams and Children’s Hunger Fund to provide the supplies.
“Due to the generous donations we continue to receive, the foundation has been able to respond in a timely fashion to this disaster in Haiti,” said Jim Bramble, President of the USANA True Health Foundation board. “There are severe immediate needs, and we are committed to further help with both short- and long-term relief.”